Orange Monkeys


    Orange Monkeys

    Some monkey species are born with bright orange fur; the coat color would gradually turn black as they age. However, some New-world monkeys continue to have orange fur throughout their lives.

    Orange Monkeys

    Explore all types of orange-colored monkeys here.

    Andean Night Monkey

    Andean Night Monkey

    Species Name: Aotus miconax
    Skin Color(s): Gray, Orange
    Andean night monkeys are a genus Aotus, commonly known as nocturnal monkeys or the Peruvian night monkey. Species in this genus are the only truly nocturnal monkeys in the world. Andean night monkeys are not sexually dimorphic as males and females look very similar.

    Andean Saddle-back Tamarin

    Species Name: Leontocebus leucogenys
    Skin Color(s): Bright Orange, black, or white
    The Andean saddle tamarin, also known as the saddleback tamarin (formerly known as the brown-mantled tamarin), is a New World monkey species. Andean saddleback monkeys are considered "phyletic dwarfs," meaning their small size is related to their evolutionary development.

    Azara’s Night Monkey

    Species Name: Aotus azarae
    Skin Color(s): Grayish-brown
    Azara's night monkeys, also known as southern night monkeys and Azara's owl monkeys, are native to the Gran Chaco region of South America, a vast area with many different ecosystems, from savannas to grasslands to dry spiny forests and gallery forests. Genetic testing has shown that the males of this species mated pairs are the fathers of the babies they care for.

    Bald Uakari

    Species Name: Cacajao calvus
    Skin Color(s): Orange, brown, red
    The bald uakari is an Amazon primate with special traits: it has a glossy red bald face, a short tail, and reddish fur. This monkey is highly specialized and is mainly found in palm habitats. The conspicuous crimson color is caused by blood flow under the skin, specifically a thinner epidermis with a higher concentration of capillaries on the face.

    Bare-eared Squirrel Monkey

    Species Name: Saimiri ustus
    Skin Color(s): Black, grey, yellow, and Orange
    The bare-eared squirrel monkey also called the golden-backed squirrel monkey, is a subspecies of the Saimiri sciureus group native to the tropical forests and jungles of South and Central America. The bare-eared squirrel monkey differs from other species because it does not have ear tufts.

    Brown Howler Monkey

    Species Name: Alouatta guariba
    Skin Color(s): Brown, reddish-Orange or black
    The brown howler monkey, also called the brown howler monkey, is a species of New World monkey that lives in the forests of southeastern Brazil and northeastern Argentina. Despite the common name "brown howler", its color is remarkably variable, with some individuals mainly appearing black or reddish-orange.

    East Javan Langur

    Species Name: Trachypithecus auratus
    Skin Color(s): Glossy black
    The East Javan langur, also called the Javan lutung, Javan langur, or ebony langur is an Old-World primate in the subfamily Colobinae. As with all langurs, the East Javan langur is a social animal, living in groups of about 7 individuals, with 1 or 2 adult males in the group.

    Gee’s Golden Langur

    Species Name: Trachypithecus geei
    Skin Color(s): Golden to creamy white
    Gee's golden langur, also known simply as the golden langur, is an Old-World primate found in a small area of ​​western Assam, India, and in the nearby foothills of the Black Mountains of Bhutan. Gee's golden langur was officially discovered in 1953 by Edward Pritchard Gee, an amateur naturalist and tea planter in Assam, India.
    Orange Monkeys

    Golden Lion Tamarin

    Species Name: Leontopithecus rosalia
    Skin Color(s): Bright Orange
    The golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia), also called the golden tamarin, is a small New World primate in the Callitrichidae family. The golden lion tamarin derives its name from its vivid reddish-orange coat and extra-long hair around its face and ears, giving it a distinctive mane.

    Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey

    Species Name: Rhinopithecus roxellana
    Skin Color(s): Grey-black or brownish-black
    The golden snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana) is an Old World monkey of the subfamily Colobinae. Golden snub-nosed monkeys are highly social animals that exhibit group behaviors known as fission and fusion.

    Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin

    Species Name: Leontopithecus chrysomelas
    Skin Color(s): Black
    The golden-headed lion tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysomelas), also known as the golden-headed tamarin, is a lion tamarin native to Brazil. It is only found in fragments of lowland and premontane forests in the state of Bahia and is therefore considered an endangered species.

    Guianan Squirrel Monkey

    Species Name: Saimiri sciureus
    Skin Color(s): Gray
    The Guianan squirrel monkey, also called the South American squirrel monkey, is a squirrel monkey found in Guiana, Brazil, and Venezuela. Saimiri sciureus was once thought to belong to the Collins' squirrel monkey and the Humboldt's squirrel monkey. Still, genetic research in 2009 and 2015 showed they were different species.

    Humboldt’s Night Monkey

    Species Name: Aotus trivirgatus
    Skin Color(s): Black
    The three-striped night monkey (Aotus trivirgatus), also known as the northern owl monkey, Humboldt's Night Monkey, or northern night monkey, is one of several currently recognized species of owl monkeys.

    Humboldt’s Squirrel Monkey

    Species Name: Saimiri cassiquiarensis
    Skin Color(s): Grayish
    Humboldt's squirrel monkey (Saimiri cassiquiarensis) is a species of squirrel monkey found in South America's tropical rainforests, except for the coastal forests of southeastern Brazil.


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