are not as vulnerable as their larger cousins, but only because they
are small, highly adaptable and can live in secondary growth. Pygmy
Marmosets can also hide in a tree hollow or foliage when predators
come near. The major threat is
habitat destruction usually by humans, cutting down trees for farms
paper mills, and mining, especially threaten them. Although pygmy
marmosets are still plentiful in the wild, other types of primates
arent as lucky, and if we dont conserve the rainforest/habitat
in which they live, soon the pygmy marmosets could become endangered
or even extinct. Until the 1970s Pygmy Marmosets were highly
persecuted. They were thought
to have yellow fever, therefore, had many tests and other medical
research done on them. They were also trapped to keep as pets.
Pythons are another threat. They are one of the largest snake spiecies on the planet. The largest snake is the royal python of the Malay Peninsula; it ranges in size from 6 to 10 meters long. Pythons kill their prey the same way that the Boa Constrictors do, squeezing the prey until it suffocates. The python lays about 100 eggs at once, then wrapping themselves around the eggs and laying their heads on top. They stay with their eggs for up to 80 days only leaving for water once in a while. Pythons usually live in wooded areas like the Amazon.
The harpy eagle (here is another cool harpy eagle site) is the largest eagle and the most powerful bird of prey in the world! It is an awesome carnivore that lives in South America and Central America rainforests. This eagle communicates by making clicking, and whistling sounds. They are an endangered species. Eagles hunt during the day. Harpy eagles eat sloths, monkeys, opossums, large reptiles, large and small rodents and other birds. Their wingspan is about 6.5 ft. They have the same mate for there whole life.
And don't forget to visit our threats photo gallery for some great pics.