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8) Primates have brains which are large in comparison to their body size. This bald uakari shows another feature found in many primates -- a colorful face. This makes it easy for members of this species to see each other in the dense foliage of South American forests. A South American monkey with an unusual red face laying on a tree branch.
Notes: A South American monkey with an unusual red face laying on a tree branch.
Scientific name: Cacajao calvus
uakari -- wah-CAR-ee
Question: Relatively large eyes and large brains are characteristics of primates. How can you tell that this animal has a large brain?
Photo © by: Roy Fontaine

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