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Orphaned howler monkey makes the most adorable noises

This adorable baby lost his mother to poachers, but was lucky enough to be rescued. Having to be hand-raised at a Wildlife Refuge, he has become very accustomed to people and, unfortunately, won’t be able to be released back into the wild. Primates, in general, are extremely social animals, and the babies need to be with a mother, even if a foster one. The moment she met her caretaker, she instantly adopted her as her foster mom and wants nothing more than to spend the whole day with her. She still should be nursing, but not having her mother around, she tries to suckle the caretaker’s ears, neck and arm, not for feeding, but trying to find some comfort, like a pacifier. The bond between the monkey and her caretaker is beautiful to watch! In spite of the great size difference and physical appearance, the resemblance in behavior shared between a baby monkey and a human baby is remarkable! Her cries, begging for attention are absolutely adorable! I mean, who could resist it?!?! The Bolivian Red Howler (Alouatta sara) is a species of Howler Monkey that is endemic to Bolivia, which means that it can’t be found anywhere else in the world, although it used to be considered a subspecies of Red Howler Monkey (Alouatta seniculus). Although baby monkeys can be super and cuddly, it is important to remember that they are wild animals, and should NOT be kept as pets! This baby lost her mother and was rescued from the black market precisely because people buy monkeys! The illegal wildlife trade is the third most valuable illicit commerce in the world, losing only to drugs and weapons. That, along with loss of habitat by deforestation, fires, etc., results in an enormous amount of animals in need of rescuing. Only 1 in 10 animals survive trafficking! Do not support the pet trade! Animals should be free!