The Fear of Monkeys - The Best E-Zine on the Web for Politically Conscious WritingThe White-Tufted Marmoset - Issue Fifteen
The Fear of Monkeys
Get To Know

The White-Tufted Marmoset, photo from Christian ArtusoThe White Tufted Marmoset is a New World primate who lives in the forests on the Atlantic coast of southeast Brazil. Of all the marmosets, they have the southernmost range. They have a grey-black skin, a touched tail and remarkable white ear-tufts which flop over more distinctly than the Common Marmoset's. They live in the coastal forests up to a sea-level of 500 m. They are diurnal and arboreal, living almost all of their life in the trees. They live together in small groups of two to eight animals. Their size ranges from only 14 to 18 centimeters and weigh around 400 grams. Their diet consists of tree sap, fruit, insects, eggs of birds, flowers and spiders. Common Marmosets have long limbs and tail which they use for climbing and have specially designed teeth for extracting gum from trees. Distinguishing characteristics of common marmosets include white ear tufts, and a white blaze on the forehead. Little is known about their reproductive patterns. Gestation is approximately 170 days and births are typically of twin offspring.


Commando, Arnold Schwarzenegger and U.S Foreign Policy - Stephen Lee Naish Hidden within every movie is a germ of our own society, and germs, Naish warns us, can sometimes cause illness

Disappointed - Holly Day Family violence is easily forgotten by those who shuffle sideways out the door, but it can leave a lasting impression

Digital Penetration - A.J. Huffman The words used to cover a crime expose the callousness of their euphemistic nature

Apples - Donal Mahoney This is an important reminder that the great leveler will have you on the same ground as rotten fruit.

Fixation - Todd Heldt There is no miracle cure for terror, but can some solace be found on hardware store shelves?

A Hero of Zeros - Tendai Mwanaka Often the quick fix to economic problems can be worse than the initial hardship

Life. One long ride down a big, uphill cope... - Eldon Reishus Jobs for the homeless, or the en-carred, in the new economy, that's the promise and the lie

Thoreau and the Indians - Doug Draime Sometimes our most revered figure is also our most revealing

All Content Copyright of Fear of Monkeys