Habitat: Rainforest, savannah, or mangroves
Weight: 1.5-2.75 lbs
Average Lifespan: 15 years
Gestation Period: 150-170 days
Number of Young: 1
Conservation Status: Least Concern
- Spend most of their time in the trees and only occasionally come down to the ground.
- Can climb from birth.
- The tail of the common squirrel monkey is prehensile in infants but the adults lose this ability.
- Social interactions are centered around a group of dominant females.
- Among their 26 calls are chirps and peeps to stay in touch as they forage, squawks and purring during mating, and barking in anger.