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Primates

Squirrel monkey

Species

Central American Squirrel Monkey, Common Squirrel Monkey, Bare-eared Squirrel Monkey, Black-capped Squirrel Monkey, Black Squirrel Monkey

Lifespan

Around 21 years

Range

South America

Diet

They mainly eat fruit and insects but some species can survive solely on insects

Social structure

Usually live in groups of around 30-40 individuals

Reproduction

They have a birth frequency of one offspring per year

Threats

They suffer from habitat loss due to humans and are persecuted as pests as they may utilise crops.

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You can adopt one of our rescued primates for as little as $3.00 or £2.00 per month! An adoption is a great way of contributing towards the care of our rescued animals and you will receive a certificate, our magazine twice a year, an adoption newsletter three times a year, and a rescue DVD.

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