Have you heard about Douroucouli?During my school days, I heard about this animal, Doroucouli, but in a different context. It is the only word where the two letters 'ou' have been used simultaneously, thrice. Now I know that Doroucouli (Aotus trivirgatus) is the only nocturnal monkey of the world. Doroucouli is found in the forests of Latin American countries like Brazil, Peru, Chile and Panama. It is also called 'owl monkey' because of markings around its eyes.
Another special feature of Doroucouli is that it can call in different manners at the time of hunting at night. It can squeak like other monkeys and it can also call in a gong-like booming voice which can be heard from a long distance. Doroucouli can also be a good pet and it is valued in South America for its ability in tracking roaches and other insects. Its main diet is fruits, nuts, leaves, insects and small vertebrates.
It is a matter of great regret that the world's only nocturnal monkey can't be seen in any zoo of India.