LAST WEEK Dr Alison Cronin freed dozens of tortured primates from an appalling ‘prison’, flying them to her Dorset sanctuary. Here she reveals the joy and the anguish of rescuing the world’s mistreated animals.
Finger monkeys are pygmy marmosets. They are also known by the names ‘Pocket Monkey’ and ‘Tiny Lion’. These primates belong to the family Callitrichidae, species Cebuella and genus C. pygmaea. They are native to rain-forests of Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia.