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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.

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Characteristics

ClassificationOrder primates, family cebidae; there are 4 other squirrel monkey species
DietInsects, snails, fruit, nectar, blossoms, buds, leaves, eggs and small vertebrates
HabitatCanopy of subtropical and tropical forests
ReproductionMating season: February–April; Gestation time: about 160 days, 1 young; independence with 12 months; maximum age: more than 30 years

Status according to Red List

More information you will get on the web page of the IUCN Red List.

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