MIRAQUI RESEARCH

Miraquis live high in the
forrest canopy

Observations from the forrest
floor are difficult

Carlos Botelho forrest has V-shaped
valleys. Observation from ridge
tops with binoculars bring
monkeys into focus.

We can see individual
characteristics

WHAT IS STUDIED?

DIET

Fruits dropped by monkeys,

intact seeds in feces-

can germinate

Miraquis are fruit-feeders that desperse seeds helping the forrest to survive

LOCOMOTION

Miraquis use 5
limbs to move
through the
trees with an
upright body
stance

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR

Miraquis live in a large
groups of extraordina-
ry fluidity. Thought to
be essentially pacific,
unlike virtually all other
monkeys and apes,
males lack large
canine teeth for aggre-
ssive interactions