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Even a monkey is not clownish enough to wear an orange tag



Leontopithecus rosalia photo © Su Neko


Leontopithecus rosalia photo © Steve Washington 

There is a psychological rather than a zoological reason why no species or subspecies of mammal is called ‘orange’: this term is subconsciously considered too demeaning even for a monkey. An example is the golden lion tamarin, shown here for comparison with a butterfly of similar hue, namely the orange albatross.
Robin and the Honey Badger, 8 January 2017
 Appias nero photo in the Public Domain


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Last modified on 20 January 2017

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