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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

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