This creepy animal looks as if it dunked its face in a vat of scalding water. Or maybe it took a 12-hour nap in the sun. Actually it’s a Red Uakari – a monkey that dwells in the moist jungles of Brazil, Peru and the Amazon River basin. The burned look comes from a lack of skin pigments and plentiful capillaries beneath the facial tissue. The Red Uakari population has dwindled by 30% over the past 30 years due to large-scale logging that greatly reduces their range.
Nov 14 2009