Squirrel Monkeys

Saimiri sciureus Squirrel Monkeys

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Follow that Smell

Squirrel Monkeys spend most of their lives in trees, and move from tree to tree by leaping. Their bodies produce a musky secretion that is spread throughout their fur and tail. Squirrel Monkeys use the scent to mark territory or leave a trail for others in their troop to follow.  

Quiet as a…Squirrel Monkey

Since they are so nimble, Squirrel Monkeys make almost no noise as they jump from tree to tree.

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