The yellow-tailed woolly monkey is an endangered species, which means there aren’t many living in the world. Some scientists estimate there may only be 250 of these monkeys left! Yellow-tailed woolly monkeys are losing their forest home to people who cut down the trees.
Maybe that’s why Eek cares about the environment. Eek has decided to make a series of videos for kids about all things eco. He came up with the clever name himself: “Going Eco with Eek.” His playful personality and sense of humor make him perfect for the camera.
A few more things you should know about Eek:
- He loves to eat leaves and flowers but especially fruit.
- His yellow-striped tail is ticklish.
- He grew up in a troop of twelve monkeys – mom, dad, little sister, aunts, uncles and cousins, including a favorite one named Zeke.
- He LOVES kids!
- When he grows up, Eek wants to be a bigger monkey… and hopefully, famous.
Watch the Videos: “Going Eco with Eek”
Other Fun Stuff
- Download a yellow-tailed woolly monkey coloring page. (Eek says it’s a picture of his little sister looking grumpy.)
- Read Eco-Mothering’s post, Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey.
- Donate to EDGE (Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered) to help them save the yellow-tailed woolly monkey.
Note: Eek is a hand puppet made by the creative folks at Folkmanis.