A baby Eastern Pygmy Marmoset – the world’s smallest species of Monkey – was born January 3 at Chester Zoo.

A baby Eastern Pygmy Marmoset – the world’s smallest species of Monkey – was born January 3 at Chester Zoo. Photo Credit: Chester Zoo You can imagine how tiny these infants are – even fully grown, Pygmy Marmosets weigh only.

A baby Eastern Pygmy Marmoset - the world's smallest species of Monkey - was born January 3 at Chester Zoo,  Learn more at ZooBorns.com and at http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2016/03/worlds-tiniest-monkey-species-born-at-chester-zoo.html

A baby Eastern Pygmy Marmoset – the world’s smallest species of Monkey – was born January 3 at Chester Zoo. Photo Credit: Chester Zoo You can imagine how tiny these infants are – even fully grown, Pygmy Marmosets weigh only.

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.

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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

Nearly half of all primates are in danger of becoming extinct, according to a study by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Habitat destruction and hunting for food and the illegal wildlife trade are the main threats to the world's 634 primate species – 303 of which are now classed as vulnerable, endangered and critically endangered. Here are some of the species under threat.

In pictures: Meet the world's endangered primates

Qinling golden snub-nosed monkey, Rhinopithecus roxellana qinlingensis found in China is an endangered animal

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.

Spider monkey seated on the ground.  Dark head, face, hands and feet, light chest and white on nose, around eyes and around mouth.

Spider monkey seated on the ground. Dark head, face, hands and feet, light chest and white on nose, around eyes and around mouth.

Squirrel monkey - Squirrel monkeys live in the tropical forests of Central and South America in the canopy layer. ..I want one!!!!

Squirrel monkey - live in the tropical forests of Central and South America in the canopy layer.

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.

"makaque." Google search: "The Japanese macaque (a/k/a Macaca fuscata), also known as the Snow Monkey, is a terrestrial Old World monkey species that is native to Japan. They get their name "snow monkey" because they live in areas where snow covers the ground for months each year – no other nonhuman primate is more northern-living, nor lives in a colder climate. Individuals have brown-grey fur, red faces, and short tails. Two subspecies are known. Wikipedia."

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Some monkeys can understand danger calls made by different monkey species

Some monkeys can understand danger calls made by different monkey species

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.

New Monkey Species Being Added to Maharajah Jungle Trek at Animal Kingdom - WDW News TodayWDW News Today

New Monkey Species Being Added to Maharajah Jungle Trek at Animal Kingdom - WDW News Today

The Japanese macaque historically known as saru ("monkey"), but now known as Nihonzaru to distinguish it from other primates, is a terrestrial Old World monkey species native to Japan. It is also sometimes known as the snow monkey because it lives in areas where snow covers the ground for months each year — no primate, with the exception of humans, is more northern-living, nor lives in a colder climate. Individuals have brown-grey fur, red faces, and short tails. There are two subspecies.

The Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) has gray to light-brown fur, is feet long, and has a hairless red face. These monkeys wash sweet potatoes in water and roll snowballs. Candidate for: Hibagon.

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