Bolivian Squirrel Monkey

Bolivian Squirrel Monkeys (Saimiri boliviensis) live in the rainforests of Central and South America.

The Bolivian Squirrel Monkey has short fur that looks yellowish, with a black head, white throat and ears, and black around their mouth. Sometimes they are called Death’s Head Monkey.

It can grow to 35 centimetres (13 inches) long, with a 42 centimetre (16 inch) tail.

Bolivian Squirrel Monkeys are diurnal (active during the day), omnivorous (eating meat and plants, and even eggs) and arboreal (living in trees).

They live together in multiple male and multiple female groups with up to 500 members.

Female Bolivian Squirrel Monkeys are pregnant for 150-170 days, before giving birth to a live young. Only the mother cares for her own baby until it is 18 months old.

They live for 15-20 years.

Bolivian Squirrel Monkey

Bolivian Squirrel Monkey

Bolivian Squirrel Monkey

Bolivian Squirrel Monkey

 

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

 

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