Bolivian squirrel monkey (Saimiri boliviensis)
|Also known as:||Peruvian squirrel monkey|
- 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
- Adult female Bolivian squirrel monkeys are always more dominant than the males, who are harrassed and remain on the edge of the group
The Bolivian squirrel monkey is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).
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