BLACK-CAPPED SQUIRREL MONKEY

Saimiri boliviensis

It coats its tail with urine to mark its territory.

WEIGHT : 1 kg maximum

FOOD : Fruits, beetles, worms, plants

THREATS : Poaching (mainly for its meat used in illegal trade of pets and research laboratories), deforestation.

MORE INFO :
Family : Cebidae
Gestation : 6 months
Habits : gregarious
Litter : 1 baby
Longevity : around 15 years