Nature Watch: New World Monkeys
In the rain forests of Central and South America, small, furry, colorful monkeys flit through the treetops. Called New World monkeys as a group, capuchins, tamarins, spider monkeys, marmosets and their relatives live high in the trees and eat fruit, flowers, seeds, leaves, and even insects. Scientists keep discovering new types of these tree dwellers and have learned that some, like the capuchins, use tools to get their food. But throughout the tropics, rain forests are being destroyed, and many of these intelligent creatures may disappear before scientists can study them. Learn more in this edition of Nature Watch.
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|Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12
|Lerner Publishing Group