Laughing Kookaburra, Dacelo novaeguineae, brown and white bird with a grey tail on a branch
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Colombian black-faced spider monkeys
Colombian black-faced spider monkeys (Ateles fusciceps robustus). These primates live in the mature rainforests of Colombia. They have long arms and legs and a prehensile tail that acts like a fifth limb making them exceptionally agile. The tail has a hairless patch on the tip that's used for grip. They live in groups of varying sizes - from 4 or 5 to over 100 - depending on the time of year and the amount of food available. Spider monkeys have no thumbs as they are unnecessary for swinging through trees
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Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) infant with its mother. The orangutan is an arboreal (tree-dwelling) great ape endemic to Sumatra. It is a solitary animal, meeting others only to mate, although females and their young may stay together for several years. An adult male does not seem to have a defined territory, and never fights other males. The orangutan's diet consists mainly of fruit and insects. Photographed in Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia
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