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Young squirrel monkey (captive) Although a few months old, this youngster is still less than the size of my hand Black-capped squirrel monkey,Geotagged,Saimiri boliviensis,South Africa,Summer,bolivia,monkeys,primates,south america,squirrel monkeys Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Cute little thing! Posted 5 years ago

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The black-capped squirrel monkey is a South American squirrel monkey, found in Bolivia, Brazil and Peru, inhabiting mostly tropical forested regions. Although very similar to the Common Squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus) it is distinguishable by it 'black cap'. They form large groups numbering up to 100 which assists in defense against predators. If threatened, they will attack en masse and have been known to kill large snakes. They have a large repertoire of vocalizations which are used to keep.. more

Similar species: Primates
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Mar 2, 2015. Captured Feb 24, 2015 10:32 in Unnamed Road, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/250s
  • ISO800
  • 200mm