Name That Animal

This is just for fun and the only rule is:  no researching.  Post your best guesses in the comments.  Reading other people’s answers before posting your own is going to haunt you come caucus night optional.  Answer will be posted in the comments tonight.

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  1. Judith Pannebaker

     /  January 29, 2016

    I think it might be my first husband!

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  2. Claire

     /  January 29, 2016

    It has toes like a sloth, and some monkey-like features. I’m calling it a slothkey.

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  3. seabrooksr

     /  January 29, 2016

    Some kind of Tamarin?

    Reply
  4. Eucritta

     /  January 29, 2016

    Cotton-top tamarin?

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  5. ANSWER TIME

    This is a cotton-top tamarin. Wiki has quite a few interesting facts on this animal, including:

    Communication between cotton-top tamarins is sophisticated and shows evidence of grammatical structure, a language feature that must be acquired.

    It is thought that up to 40,000 cotton-top tamarins were caught and exported for use in biomedical research before 1976 when CITES gave them the highest level of protection and all international trade was banned. Now the species is at risk due to large-scale habitat destruction, as the lowland forest in northwestern Colombia where the cotton-top tamarin is found has been reduced to five percent of its previous area. It is currently classified as critically endangered and is one of the rarest primates in the world with only 6,000 individuals left in the wild.

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