Guianan Squirrel Monkey

(Saimiri sciureus)

FUN FACTS

Animal Class: Mammals.

Distribution: Central and South America.

Habitat: Forests.

Diet: Insects, seeds, fruit, flowers, and gum.

Appearance: Black muzzle with a white face. Grey / olive / orange fur and a white underbelly. 

Size: Up to 60cm in length.

Lifespan: Up to 25 years. 

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

Population Trend

Decreasing

Threats

No major threats

Population

Unknown

Did you know?

Like humans, Squirrel Monkeys are diurnal. This means that they sleep at night and are awake throughout the day.

See our Squirrel Monkeys!

We have six Squirrel Monkey’s, their names are Gizmo, Nadine, Sarah, Cheryl, Crackle, and Arya. Find them next to their noisy neighbours; the otters!

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