Common Squirrel Monkey Saimiri sciureus

These spry monkeys are among the most colorful of primates, sporting bright yellow fur on their legs.

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ORIGIN:
South America

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HABITAT:
Rainforests

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
2 lbs
Length: 1 ft

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DIET:
Insects, fruits, leaves and seeds

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PREDATORS:
Snakes and birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp teeth

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REPRODUCTION:
5-6-month gestation

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THREATS:
Habitat loss and human hunting

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
21 yrs in wild

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CONTACT BREVARD ZOO

8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

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