We all know that among all the existing and extinct creatures of the earth, the monkeys have the closest and dearest blood relation to human beings. Ever since they came into existence, they have proved to be a boon for the environment too. This can be proved by the way they help in the distribution of seeds and help increase the forests on the earth. Among the total 262 species found across the world, 58 species are found in the Amazon Rain Forest. Though the numbers may seem to be big, it is sad to say that fifty percent of the total monkey species are feared to be extinct. They are now being counted among the most endangered animals on planet earth.
As mentioned above, the Amazon Rain Forest is a home for many different and yet undiscovered species of monkeys. For those who would love to take a look as these ancestral relatives, the Ecuador Amazon Forests could be a great place to visit and the best way to do so, is to choose Ecuador Jungle Holiday packages of your choice. The monkeys that have their primates from Peru are now known as Peruvian Monkeys. Most of the Peruvian Monkeys are found in the Amazon Rain Forest. These monkeys include the Tamarins, Howler Monkeys, Spider Monkeys, Capuchin monkeys, Squirrel Monkeys and the Marmosets. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recently compiled a list of various new species that were discovered by researchers working in the Amazon between 2010 and 2014. The Purring monkey is one such species that was discovered among many others.
Among the above mentioned species, Marmosets are the smallest species. They are barely 8 inches long and are considered to be the most primitive ones among the monkeys since they have claws instead of fingers. The howler monkeys are the largest among them all. They are known for their loud territorial calls that can be heard across 3 miles. The Spider monkeys and the Capuchin monkeys are said to be intelligent among all the other monkeys. You will also find the Tamarin monkeys that are as small as squirrels and are quite weird in appearance.
Isn’t it exciting to know that there is just one such place in the world where you could see all these above mentioned species of monkeys? Ecuador being in the central position within the Amazon Rain Forest Territory, is among the best places where you could find traces of each of these monkeys. This journey will take you across the prominent parts of the forests where you can take a look at these rare species of monkeys and other animals and plants. So, pack your bags soon to experience a thrilling Ecuador Tour!