Black-capped squirrel monkey

Black-capped squirrel monkey (Saimiri boliviensis), live in the tropical forests of Central and South America in the canopy layer.

Squirrel monkey fur is short and close, colored olive at the shoulders and yellowish orange on its back and extremities. Their throat and the ears are white and their mouths are black. The upper part of their head is hairy. This black-and-white face gives them the name death's head monkey.

Like most of their New World monkey relatives, squirrel monkeys are diurnal and arboreal. Unlike the other New World monkeys, their tail is not used for climbing, but as a kind of "balancing pole" and also as a tool. Their movements in the branches can be very rapid.

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Tags: Animal, Black, Capped, Mammal, Monkey, Orange, Squirrel, Wildlife, Africa, Amazon, America, Arboreal, Balancing, Boliviensis, Climb, Close-up, Colorfu

published 3 years ago



posted 2 years ago

So sweet monkey :)