Pitufo suffered some tragic losses when he was an adolescent, including the deaths of both of his parents and the loss of his left hand. In 2013 he surprised us all by finally migrating and becoming alpha male of a new group! Unfortunately, being the alpha males comes with increased risk and danger, and recently Pitufo was forced out of this group and has disappeared from the study site. You can still friend Pitufo and learn all about his exciting life through photos and videos.
Please go to his facebook page here to learn more background about his life and send him a friend request for free.
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These monkeys are completely wild. The researchers and assistants documenting these monkeys do not attempt to interfere with their natural behaviors and the behaviors of the other animals they encounter. Please note that life in nature is not always pleasant. If you are subscribing on behalf of your children, we recommend the "Kid Approved" content subscription in the drop down menu. Both versions of the Facebook subscriptions will receive the same amount of posts and insight into these charcters lives, but some details and pictures will be censored that may too graphic for children.