Thank you for looking after me

A baby red howler monkey (Alouatta seniculus) kissing a volunteer during its recovery at the Santa Fe zoo in Colombia. The zoo last week released into the wild nine monkeys which it had been caring for as part of a wildlife conservation programme. Th
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A baby red howler monkey (Alouatta seniculus) kissing a volunteer during its recovery at the Santa Fe zoo in Colombia. The zoo last week released into the wild nine monkeys which it had been caring for as part of a wildlife conservation programme. The animals had been captured by traffickers and sold to travellers. Red howler monkeys are an endangered species, which makes them attractive to wildlife traders.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 16, 2015, with the headline 'Thank you for looking after me'. Print Edition | Subscribe