Sagui Dwarf Monkeys were discovered in 1997 in the Brazilian rainforest when a local showed up to a primate orphanage with a baby in a bucket. It's the second smallest monkey species of that particular habitat.

Sagui dwarf monkeys were discovered in 1997 in the Brazilian rainforest when a local showed up to a primate orphanage with a baby in a bucket. It's the second smallest monkey species of that particular habitat. I WANT ONE!

Beautiful golden snub-nosed monkeys in China's snowy Shennongija Nature Reserve

Baby Monkey

Beautiful golden snub-nosed monkeys in China's snowy Shennongija Nature Reserve

An adult male lesula, a newly-identified monkey species native to a limited area of central Democratic Republic of Congo.

New, Colorful Monkey Species Discovered

New, Colorful Monkey Species Discovered Hart first spied the suspect monkey in 2007 An adult male lesula, a newly-identified monkey species native to a limited area of central Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Peruvian Black Spider Monkey that is one of the rarest monkey species in the world also has one of the rarest primate eye colors in the world its rarity is absolutely

douc langur. Endangered species.

Douc Langur monkey - The douc langurs are amongst the most beautiful primates in the world. All 3 species are endemic to Indochina. Status: Endangered to critically endangered.

Snow Monkey doing some foot grooming while soaking in the hot springs.

Snow Monkey doing some foot grooming while soaking in the hot springs. The Japanese macaque, is a terrestrial Old World monkey species native to Japan.

The Lesula, or Cercopithecus lomamiensis, is the first new species of monkey found in 28 years.  It's been known to Congo's hunters forever and scientists just found it about 2009 and declared it a species on 2012.  That's how "connected" a world we live in.  John Hart (leading scientist in the project) said "We never expected to find a new species there".

New monkey discovered

Captive lesula from the DRC. Camera traps in the Democratic Republic of Congo reveal that Africa’s lesula monkey is ‘one of the few good news stories in primatology’

The noisy night monkey (Aotus vociferans) is one of ten confirmed monkey species that live in Ecuador's Yasuní National Park, one of the world's wildest places.

Noisy Night Monkeys, Ecuador Photograph by Tim Laman, National Geographic The noisy night monkey (Aotus vociferans) is one of ten confirmed monkey species that live in Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park, one of the world’s wildest places.

(1)  Santa_s elves aren_t the only _little_ arrivals at Belfast Zoo, as two of the world_s smallest monkeys have been born!

Cute Pygmy Marmoset baby at Northern Ireland’s Belfast Zoo. Marmosets are the world’s smallest monkey species.

Saimiri oerstedii, smallest of the Costa Rican monkey species

Central American squirrel monkey, Saimiri oerstedii, smallest of the Costa Rican monkey species

New African monkey species identified: Lesula found in one of Congo's last biologically unexplored forest blocks

New African monkey species identified: Lesula found in one of Congo's last biologically unexplored forest blocks

There are 264 known monkey species. Here are the best ones.

The top 10 monkeys

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