[Saimiri sciureus]
  Habitat: Rainforest, savannah, or mangroves
  Height: 10-14"
  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.

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