Common Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri sciureus) CAPTIVE
Amazon Rain Forest. ECUADOR. South America
These are medium sized diurnal monkey that do not have a prehensile tail. They are arboreal and live in large troops of 25 - 100 individuals. They spend most of the day moving rapidly through the vegetation in search of fruit, insects, caterpillars etc. They often associate with capuchin monkeys.
RANGE: South America in the Amazon Basin and Guianas.
STATUS: CITES II. Usually they are not hunted for food as they are too small unless other species have been hunted out.