Schleich - Squirrel Monkey

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Squirrel Monkey

Squirrel monkeys are small apes from the Amazon jungle. They are very skillful climbers.

Item: 14723
Item size: 2.56 × 0.98 × 0.98 inch (W/D/H)
  • Binomial name: Saimiri
  • Conservations status: Least concern [lc]
  • Global Home: South America
  • Primary Habitat: Forest

Only the young squirrel monkeys use their long tail to grip things.

Squirrel monkeys are a small species of ape which is widespread throughout the forests of the Amazon basin. They have mask-like markings on their faces and a black snout. Their body is covered in thick, short fur which varies between shades of grey and green. Their hands are usually yellow-orange while their stomach is often white. Thanks to their long tails squirrel monkeys are skillful climbers which feed mostly on insects and fruit. A group of squirrel monkeys can comprise up to one hundred animals led by the most senior female.