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The Black-mantled Tamarin: photo from Christian ArtusoThe Black-mantled Tamarin is a species of tamarin from the northwestern Amazon in far western Brazil, southeastern Colombia and northeastern Peru where they mainly eats insects, leaves, and fruit. They are 1528 cm in length and their tail length is 2742 cm. Family groups consisting of a male, a female and 1 or 2 young live in a defined territory - the female marks branches on the boundaries of the territory with secretions of her anal glands and urine. The female gives birth to 2 young after a gestation of 140 to 150 days. They are listed as Least Concern due to its adaptability to disturbed habitats, presumed large populations, and occurrence in a number of protected areas. It is not believed to be declining at a rate sufficient to qualify for a threatened category. Although they were captured for export for biomedical research in the 60s and 70s, they are still common.


Study in Fidelity - Donal Mahoney Relationships are much more complicated than we might suppose

The Mexican in the Bathroom - Weldon H. Sandusky How do we measure mental illness when the culture is equally socially ill? [This is the second of a series of five installments Issues Eighteen to Twenty-Five]

Dollhouse - JD DeHart A miniature of our world with the problems writ large

Cup Filled with Pain - Mike Bates We return to Ancient Greece for a reminder of the origin of our most timeless behaviours

Homecoming - Peter K McShane Often we think we can ignore the opinion of the soldier, but once they are back from the war and in our community, we would do well to listen

Flowers of Remembrance (brought to you by the magic of technicolor) - Kristin Agudelo The poppies of Flanders Fields are animate and we now remember

Everyone Says I Should Care - A.J. Huffman Where does human empathy begin and how is it possible to have it in a world of seven billion and untold suffering?

Time to Change - Marc Carver Is there any answer to the terrible feeling of doom can hang over our heads?

The Child Who Never Was - Roy Blokker Is abortion the only waste that it looms so large in the public imagination?

A Vision of Venus - Iftekhar Sayeed Poverty and corruption are reprehensible but are there times when corruption is a better choice?

The Environment Store - Ken Poyner The trees also have been captured by market forces, although the sentiments that surround them are fighting back

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