He's All Ears

A pocket-size monkey with a koala-like face, a hint of stripes like a zebra and tufted ears is the latest species to be discovered in the world's largest rain forest. Named after the Brazilian river near which it was spied, the Maues marmoset is the third new monkey to be found in the forest during the last two years. Such revelations underscore the Amazon's biological richness (it is home to more than a quarter of the world's known primate species) and its continuing mystery.


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