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Squirrel Monkeys

Saimiri boliviensis boliviensis

About the Squirrel Monkeys

Squirrel monkeys are highly active and inquisitive monkeys. Their bodies are largely yellow with a black head; their tail is longer than their body and has a black tip.

Habitat and Distribution

Squirrel monkeys are found in the forests of South America, usually close to rivers and streams. This sub-species is from Bolivia.

Family Information

Squirrel monkeys live in large groups and some troops have been known to contain over 200 individuals. They only have one baby at a time which clings to its mothers back from birth.

Conservation Status: Common

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