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COMMON SQUIRREL MONKEY

Saimiri sciureus

Diet
Group Name
Distribution & Habitat
Omnivore:
Squirrel monkeys spend most of their time foraging for fruit—a large part of their diet—as well as insects and other small animal prey
A Tribe, A Troop, A Barrel or A Mission
Distribution:
Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname & Venezuela
Habitat:
Forest
Fun Fact
Remarkably, the brain mass to body mass ratio for squirrel monkeys is 1:17, which gives them the largest brain, proportionately, of all the primates

Under the current Government roadmap we are planning on reopening the week commencing the 12th of April for Zoo Tours and Meerkat Encounters. All other activities will resume from the 17th of May.

From the 12th - 18th of April we will have roadworks going on along the main drive. Please enter using the Honey Lane entrance if you have booked a date during that period. For directions click here.