Squirrel Monkey

Saimiri Sciurea

RANGE: South America, Colombia to Amazon Basin

HABITAT: Rainforest, cultivated land

SIZE: Small 24 inches

DIET: Omnivore feeding by day taking anything from birds eggs to fruit, insects, small birds, lizards etc - an ardent opportunist.

NOTES: Live in large families of possibly 12 - 30 led by females. The males tend to lead solitary existences outside the mating season. Habitat ranges from tops of trees to forest floor.

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