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The Squirrel Monkey, photo from Christian ArtusoThe Squirrel Monkey weighs up to about 1 kg. They live in primary and secondary forests and cultivated areas. Disturbed habitats are advantageous because of their greater supply of preferred food - insects (such as grasshoppers) and fruit. They rarely travel on the ground and are most active in the morning and late afternoon. They have large group sizes (40 - 70 individuals) in continuous forest. They are non-aggressive and egalitarian - neither males nor females appear to be dominant. Females are usually the ones who disperse to another troop. The Central American squirrel monkey has always been restricted to the Pacific lowlands of Costa Rica and Panama. They have already declined drastically due to clearing of forests. Currently, deforestation and habitat fragmentation due to agriculture and tourism development are the major causes of decline. Insecticide spraying, the pet trade and electrocution from electric power lines have also adversely affected these squirrel monkeys.


Caseworker Determining Eligibility - Donal Mahoney A chance rude or unprofessional question can reveal the similarity of human desire

Love Letters from Vietnam - Deb C. Gaisford The facade that lies behind the war, even behind the soldier's words, comes alive in this paen to the letter

Extinction - Ken Poyner None of us will be alive to see Poyner's imagined scenario, hopefully, but his text fleshes out the truth of the extinction event

A Coup in Chuckistan - Lee Smiley When power is vested in one person, even in large countries, the answer to revolution can be frightening difficult and obvious

Jesus Responds to a Backlog of Emails - Dorene O’Brien Jesus' answer is different for everyone, but the common theme is concerns about power

No - Tunji Ajibade Political intrigue viewed from behind the seats of the powerful is every bit as sordid as most suspect

Meeting my Past - Raud Kennedy Addiction is so easily dismissed from the outside, but by times the view is glaringly an insider's

Confessions of a Tea Party Activist - Tim Martin A tea party sounds like fun, until you are in the middle of a convention surrounded by them

The Fear of "Monkeys" - Kindra J. Ferriabough Sometimes when we hear a racial slur, they could be talking about any of us. That is not always easy to remember

I’m Difficult to Fit - Burgess Needle Our environment tendencies can interfere with our lives in many ways, but we must strike a balance


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