Won't Someone Please Think of Brazil's Least-Adorable Marmoset?

Published Apr 05 2021 at 5:51 PM GMT
  • In 1979, When Rodrigo Carvalho was nine years old, his mother took him to Rio De Janeiro"s largest outdoor market, Feira Nordestina, where more than 600 vendors from Brazil's Northeast region came to sell their wares.
  • These include food, folk medicine, handicrafts'and cages upon cages of wild animals.
  • "I very much remember the snakes, because I was always fascinated by snakes,' Carvalho says.
  • "But there were turtles and monkeys and thousands of birds.' Wildlife trafficking in Brazil happens mostly out of sight these days, but it remains a widespread problem.
  • According to the WWF, 'approximately 38 million wild animals are removed from Brazilian natural habitats every year.' About 4 million of them end up as pets.


  • Published Apr 5, 2021 5:51 PM GMT