I’ve always been fascinated by primates: they’re so human-like in their gestures, expressions and behavior that it’s almost impossible not to feel empathy for them.   Unfortunately, there’s a wild yellow fever outbreak happening in Brazil, and primates are strongly affected by the disease. In wild yellow fever, mosquitoes of the genera Haemagogus and Sabethes transmit the virus and monkeys are the main hosts; In this situation, human cases occur when a non-vaccinated person enters a wilderness area and is bitten by a contaminated mosquito. 

The Common marmoset
A dark future?
The slaughtering
Why us?
They're victims just like us
I can find my own food!
A safe diet
We're not pets!
Never pet a wild animal

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We're not pets!

Is this marmoset expecting a terrible future for its own species? Because of their seemingly mild behavior, common marmosets are usually fed when approaching urban areas, and are sometimes captured and bred as pets. As they are wild animals, however, they are not suitable for domestication; Although popular as pets, as they get older, they can become difficult to control and owners tend to release them back into the forest.