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New World Monkeys

Jungle loudmouth

As the howler monkey's name suggests, it is a noisy creature. Its scream can be heard up to 4.8kilometres away. It holds the world record as the Earth's loudest land animal.

Monday, 11 July, 2011, 12:00am

New guests at Ocean Park

Ocean Park has just opened its exciting new Rainforest section. It has the world's biggest rodent and the world's smallest monkey. There are 70 kinds of mammals, birds, fish and insects. There is also a cool water ride where you can have fun.

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29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Ocean Park opens up a new world

The world's largest rodent, its smallest monkey and a mammal which lives upside down welcomed visitors to a new rainforest-themed attraction at Ocean Park yesterday.

The zone on the park's summit also features a water ride and a collection of more than 1,000 creatures representing 70 species of mammals, birds, fish and insects.

15 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Tamarin family moves to HK

From their father's back, the newborn red-handed tamarin twins watch their siblings jump from branch to branch all over their rainforest enclosure. The twins' teeny golden hands are poised, ready to help them leap as if they cannot sit still for a second either.

3 May 2011 - 12:00am

Delhi despairs at running battle with monkeys

New Delhi has all the usual troubles of a big city: pollution, traffic jams, poverty and crime. But it has another problem: monkeys.

Throughout the city, thousands of fearless rhesus monkeys roam, loitering at roadsides, swinging over walls, and hopping through windows in search of food.

Last week, the city's monkey catcher, Nand Lal, resigned.

29 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

No guarantee of survival

The release of Xiang Xiang has seen the giant panda join an elite group of species raised in captivity and released into the wild - but that distinction is unlikely to guarantee him a long and happy life.

7 May 2006 - 12:00am

Humans pupils in study of monkeys

One of the favourite animals for visitors to the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens are the orang-utans. And that's partly because when you look into their eyes there is such a strong, disconcerting feeling that they look so human.

8 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Getting down to monkey business

What is the smallest and largest monkey? There are several small New World monkeys that are about the same size.

The squirrel monkeys and night monkeys are about the same size, and the dusky titi and red titi might be slightly smaller but they are all about 25 to 50 centimetres long.

The largest of the New World monkeys is the muriqui, or woolly spider monkey.

26 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Not first

IN the article headlined, ''New mammal caught'', which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on June 25, it was reported that the Vu Quang ox is the first new mammal identified in more than 50 years.

This is not altogether correct.

Certainly, it could be a new species in the genus Bos.

30 Jun 1994 - 12:00am