Saturday, June 4, 2011

Just Look At That Face!


Just look at that face!
He seems to enjoy having his portrait taken.
He is a Saki Monkey and he lives in the Natural Encounters building 
at the Houston Zoo.




Saki Monkey


My BGD (beautiful god-daughter) and I were quite taken with him.
Look at his hands and his long fingers.



Saki Monkey


A New World Monkey, Sakis are small sized monkeys with long, bushy tails. They live in the trees of the rain forests and only occasionally go onto the land. They are generally very shy and cautious. Their range includes northern and central South America, extending from the south of Columbia, over Peru, in northern Bolivia and into the central part of Brazil.

While not endangered, they are vulnerable due to the destruction of their habitat by humans. They are also hunted for food and for the pet trade.


Wishing you WELL and a JOY filled week.


18 comments:

Indrani said...

This is new to me. He does have a cute face.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

This is a face ANYone could love. Sweet, sweetness through and through.

Baby Herons and a Tern Chick is my Saturday post.

Do come over and say howdy if you can find time in your day!! Your visit will make me a happy camper!!! Have a great weekend.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, what graceful and elegant little hands!

Jane said...

Awesome shots, its a pity mankind likes to destroy parts of the world for its own ends. They are beautiful creatures, thanks for sharing:)

ladyfi said...

What an unusual and lovely face!

Kay L. Davies said...

What a face! I can't imagine eating anything that has a face like that.
Wonderful choice for Camera Critters!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Pondside said...

It's the hand that got me - so beautiful and graceful. Thanks for the introduction!

eileeninmd said...

Cute face and great photos. Monkeys are cool critters. Have a great weekend!

Annabella said...

Thanks for visiting today - I love your shots...he looks very handsome with the incredible symmetry of his facial markings!

Rosie said...

He's so cute!!! We saw quite a few monkeys at Newquay - including macaques and tamarinds, whose faces are quite similar... perhaps they're related!
Thanks for visiting my blog! =)

LivingSoAbundantly said...

I love the mustache! :0) You really did an excellent job of capturing his pose.

Jidhu Jose said...

cute face monkey

My Entry For Camera Critters

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

A charming face indeed, almost looks like a mask. Fantastic furry creatures these. xox Corrine

EG Wow said...

He sure is a cutie! I wonder how many kids of monkeys there are. Now you have me pondering. :)

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

What a cute face!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

He is quite handsome.

Darryl and Ruth : )

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

If I look at only his face, I see an owl. Incredible creature. Is there any habitat that Man isn't destroying?

eden said...

My first time to see Saki monkey. Beautiful photos.