Squirrel Monkey

Squirrel Monkey

Scientific name
Saimiri sciureus
Order
mammals
Family
צבוסיים
Social Structure
Group
Activity
Food
Omnivor
They are nourished by fruits and insects and some seeds and leaves
Dangers

Habitat destruction,trade as pets and for labs

תוכנית שימור בגן
conservation status
LC
Extinct
EX
Extinct in the Wild
EW
Critically endangered
CR
Endangered
EN
Vulnerable
VU
Near Threatened
NT
least Concern
LC
Deficient Data
DD
In the Bible

Weight
KG
1
-
1
Life Expectancy
years
21
Interesting To Know

Often, there is an interesting connection among females in care for babies, when the females assist one another in caring for the offspring. (it often looks like violent kidnapping of a baby from its mother by another female, but when nursing time comes, the baby returns to its biological mother) Squirrel monkeys mainly eat fruits and insects, as well as some seeds and leaves. Their daily routine includes searching for and eating fruits at the beginning of the day, and afterward, most of the day is dedicated to searching for insects and spiders, which they catch at all levels of the forest. Here at the Biblical Zoo, the squirrel monkeys receive a balanced diet which includes fruits, chicken, soybean pods, along with a side of insects. In the wild, they face various threats, including prey by eagles and snakes, as well as collection by humans for the local pet market where they are a popular monkey (even though this is illegal.)

Photo: Ihab

Endangered status
lc
Worldwide
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Israel
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