Rhetoric Monkey

Rhetoric Monkeys (genus Ateles)  have been ranked higher than gorillas in intelligence, making these monkeys less intelligent than humans but more intelligent than any other monkey species.  Figures A  and B, and C, below, show juvenile and adult Rhetoric Monkeys demonstrating  the signature facial rictus.  

Figure Ajuvenile rhetoric monkey

juvenile rhetoric monkey

 

 

Figure B: Mature Rhetoric Monkey (male)

Figure B: Mature Rhetoric Monkey (male)

Figure C: Adult Female Rhetoric Monkey

Figure C: Mature Rhetoric Monkey (female)

 

 

 

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