Family – Cebidae
(Capuchin Monkeys & Squirrel Monkeys)

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Did you know where squirrel monkeys can be found? Well, they can be found in South and Central America. Squirrel Monkeys are part of the primates order which includes apes and monkeys. These monkeys can grow up to 25 to 35 cm plus a 35 to 42 cm tail and can be as heavy as 1100 grams. Also, they are omnivores eating only fruits and insects. Like all primates, squirrel monkeys rarely go on the ground and live in trees in tropical forest. Squirrel monkeys also mature by the ages 3-5. As you can see, they are an interesting species and are also an endangered species.

Author: Skylar T
Published: 11/2012