Finger Monkeys

Brianna Causey

Describe the animal

A finger monkey is a very small monkey. They are the average size of a human finger length, giving it the name. Finger monkeys are an advanced species.

How is it born? How does the mother care for it’s young?

The finger monkey will be in the body of the mother for 160 days until it is born. The mother will hold the young and bond with it. The mothers will play and nurture the baby.

How does it get its food? What does it eat?

They eat sap and gum. They also eat fruit, and insects if they don’t get enough sap or gum. They get the sap from the trees by using their teeth.

Where does it live, and what are some of its habits?

They live in Columbia, Brazil, Ecuador, and parts of Bolvia. They live in trees. In very high elements of the trees. Often covered by vast canopy of leaves and foliage.

Who are its enemies, and how does it defend itself?

They build their nests on the edges of branches so other living things won’t reach them. It depends on the predators in the natural environment. They include eagles, hawks, snakes, wild cats and more. They place their nests on very thin and light branches.