Squirrel Monkey – Info and Games
More facts about these great Monkeys.
Squirrel monkeys are considered to be “higher primates,” meaning they have a higher problem solving capacity and can figure things out. The lower primates would be something like the Lemur.
Squirrel monkeys are found in Mexico, Central America, and South America.
Death head monkeys: Squirrel monkey fur is short and close, colored olive at the back and yellowish orange on its belly 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 their German name, “death’s head monkeys”.Small monkeys, big brains: Squirrel monkeys grow to 25 to 35 cm, plus a 35 to 42 cm tail. They weigh 750 to 1100g. 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. Humans have a 1:35 ratio.
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