Bolivian squirrel monkey (Saimiri boliviensis)

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Bolivian squirrel monkey on a branch
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • Feeding on fruit and insects, Bolivian squirrel monkeys spend up to 80% of their day foraging
  • When there is a shortage of fruit during the dry season, the Bolivain squirrel monkey can feed solely on animal prey
  • Bolivian squirrel monkeys form large groups of between 45 and 75 individuals
  • Female Bolivian squirrel monkeys remain in the group they were born into, but males will leave the group at 4 or 5 years old
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Bolivian squirrel monkey description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderPrimates
FamilyCebidae
GenusSaimiri (1)

Information on the Bolivian squirrel monkey (Saimiri boliviensis) is being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
Peruvian squirrel monkey.
Spanish
Frailecito.
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Bolivian squirrel monkey status

The Bolivian squirrel monkey is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (June, 2012)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
  2. CITES (July, 2012)
    http://www.cites.org
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Bolivian squirrel monkey on a branch  
Bolivian squirrel monkey on a branch

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