The male Red Uakari very upset I was playing with his woman. Showing his teeth and grunting at me.
Here the female Red Uakari was taught to “pet nice.”
She was very disappointed that I had no critters crawling on me and looked at me with a confused expression.
She’s lip smacking at me, we are friends now.
Observation of human primates from a captive primate’s perspective. They were both curious and jealous.
It was difficult to get quality pictures because the primates were very, and especially visibly excited by the presence of a large male. As such they would not hold still for a photo. Also, they do not appreciate being smiled at or stared at, especially with me in their habitat, so the zoo keeper was cautious of me taking too many pictures.