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