Bolivian squirrel monkey

About This Project

Particularly active, these little South American monkeys live in large social groups. They communicate by shouts, postures, but also in a strange way: they urinate on their hands, then rub their tail and legs … They leave their smell when they pass!
Another particular fact, during the breeding season, the males get bigger: the bigger they are, the more they attract the females!

Latin name: Saimiri boliviensis
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cebidae
Size: 25-36 cm, tail 25-45 cm
Weight: 0.36-1.2 kg
Lifespan: 25 years
Gestation: 5 months
Number of young: 1
Habitat: tropical forest
Diet: frugivorous, insectivorous
Distribution: Bolivia, Southern Brasil and Peru
Conservation status: Least concern