Northern muriqui monkeys. Credit: Carla Possamai


Hug-Loving 'Hippie' Monkeys Left Alone in Forest as Epidemic Kills Other Primates

A yellow fever epidemic sweeping through parts of Brazil has killed off thousands of howler monkeys, leaving a population of northern muriqui monkeys solitary in a near-silent forest.

Published On 03/21/2017
7:30 AM EDT
Howler monkeys. Credit: Carla Possamai
Close-up of a northern muriqui "hippie" monkey. Credit: Carla Possamai