Two of our children don't get much of a mention here on our blog. So this morning I thought I would put that right. This is Tutti and he is very small for his age. He is just over one year old. Both his beard and his hyoid bone are not well developed. In every other respect he is a normal health Howler monkey. Very athletic and a lot of fun to be with. Just recently he has started to put on a bit of weight. I don't think he will ever be a big monkey. Well there you have it, just with humans, some of us are big and others small.
Eating the lechosa in our picture is Miss Billy. She was rescued in Caracas from very poor conditions. Miss Billy? Yes because when she arrived the former owners thought she was a he. We put the matter right and gave her the title MISS. She was suffering from very severe rickets. Her back was very curved as were both legs. Her gate was poor and was more like a crawl than a walk. She had been badly fed. Kept in a small cage and deprived of that essential element, sunshine. She is still withdrawn in her attitude but better in every other respect. She is now quite a gymnast. Especially at meal times. She is always first to the table. She is also a small monkey when you consider that she is nine years old.