Sunday Times - - Insight | Dying Out - Pic­ture: Se­bas­tian di Domenico @se­bas­tian­dido

The skull of a brown ca­puchin mon­key from the Boy­aca re­gion of Colom­bia. His­tor­i­cally, this species was found across the forests on the slopes of the east­ern An­des and the Orinoco re­gion. Nowa­days, de­for­esta­tion due to agri­cul­ture and cat­tle ranch­ing is re­duc­ing the pop­u­la­tion, es­pe­cially in the Orinoco. This species is also a vic­tim of il­le­gal traf­fick­ing and is used in the pet trade and for med­i­cal re­search.

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