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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Monkeying around in the Amazon

[ 1 ] June 3, 2011 | Alison Adey

Planning a trip to the Amazon basin in Bolivia? Get ready for yellow squirrel monkeys – cheeky little chappies that swing through the jungle looking for fruit and insects.

Monkeying around in the Amazon - Pictures of monkeys in the Amazon, Bolivia - Fabulous Travel Guide

Monkeying around in the Amazon - Pictures of yellow-faced squirrelmonkeys in the Amazon, Bolivia - Fabulous Travel Guide

Despite the fact they’re super small (some measuring just 25cm!) and ridiculously cute, try and resist the urge to feed or pet them. Insect repellent containing chemicals such as Deet is thought to be harmful.

Yellow squirrel monkeys look for food in the Amazaon, Bolivia - Pictures of Yellow Squirrel monkeys - Fabulous Travel Guide

Yellow squirrel monkeys look for food in the Amazaon, Bolivia - Pictures of Yellow Squirrel monkeys - Fabulous Travel Guide

See more inspirational travel pics and start planning your trip to South America. Love animals? Why not volunteer at Inti Warra Yassi?

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About Alison Adey: I was previously Channel Editor for IPC's Homes network (Housetohome.co.uk; Idealhomemagazine.co.uk; Livingetc.com and Homesandgardens.com) but I bid them a fond farewell in December 2010 to embark on this trip. I also worked for Nowmagazine.co.uk as a features writer for two years. View author profile.

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  1. [...] leave Rurrenabaque and travel through the Amazon on a motorised canoe. Watch out for howler monkeys swinging through the trees,  hawks swooping overhead and snakes slithering into the [...]

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