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Titis Sakis and Uakaris: Pitheciidae - Pitheciids And People

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Pitheciids are hunted for food and trapped for the pet trade. Sakis are hunted for their long, bushy tails that are made into dusters.


Sakis, uakaris, and titis, like many primates, practice mutual grooming. They take turns looking through each other's fur, carefully removing dirt, dead skin, and parasites. The parasites are usually eaten by the groomer. These primates seem to have found a way not only to de-stress but also to practice hygiene (HIGH-jeen) and reinforce social bonds.

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