Southern night monkey.

Southern Night Monkey


The southern night monkey is really a nocturnal monkey from South America.

Southern night monkey.

Southern night monkey (Aotus azarae), Szeged Zoo.

Also known as the Azara’s night monkey or the feline night monkey this interesting creature is a fairly common species of owl monkey in the wild in its native South America. As a nocturnal animal the southern night monkey tends to hide and sleep in the daytime and forages for fruit, leaves, flowers and insects at night. Those hige eyes are for improved night vision.

Further Readings:

Azara’s Night (Owl) Monkey – Aotus azarae.
Azara’s night monkey on Wikipedia.
Owl monkey (Aotus).
Last updated: August 16, 2014

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