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32) Some people find monkeys attractive as pets. This young spider monkey was captured in a South American forest. While international laws regulate the transport of animals between countries for the pet trade, it is difficult to prevent people who live in the same areas as these monkeys from keeping them as pets. A young South American monkey is pulled along the ground on a leash.
Notes: A young South American monkey is pulled along the ground on a leash.
Scientific name: Ateles geoffroyi
Question: What would you tell a friend who wanted to have a monkey for a pet?
Photo © by: Ernesto R. Luna

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