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The English name squirrel monkey is based on their very good climbing skills. The squirrel monkeys have become famous when one of them featured in the Pippi Longstocking films. Status according to Red List: least concern
European Endangered species Program
This animal is managed by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) under the European Endangered species Program.
|Classification||Order primates, family cebidae; there are 4 other squirrel monkey species|
|Diet||Insects, snails, fruit, nectar, blossoms, buds, leaves, eggs and small vertebrates|
|Habitat||Canopy of subtropical and tropical forests|
|Reproduction||Mating season: February–April; Gestation time: about 160 days, 1 young; independence with 12 months; maximum age: more than 30 years|