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Muriqui

Brachyteles arachnoids

 

Weight: Females- 12kg; males- 15kg.

Habitat: It is found in mature evergreen to deciduous lowland Atlantic coastal forest at altitudes from sea level to 1500m. It is able to utilize secondary as well as primary forest.

Age to Maturity: Females 11 years, males at about 5.5 years.

Gestation Period: 7 to 8.5 months.

Birth Season: Most births occur in the dry season from May to September.

Birth Rate: A single young is usually born.

Diet: It is mainly folivorous during the dry season, while its diet includes mainly fruit, leaves and flowers during the rainy season. It also eats seeds, nectar, pollen, bark, bamboo and ferns.

Threats: Hunting for food by local natives, the use of infants as pets, and habitat loss due to clearing of forests for agriculture and human habitation.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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