Black-capped squirrel monkey

This lively monkey from the tropical forests of South America, also known as Bolivian Saimiri, plays a crucial role in the ecosystem by contributing to seed dispersal and highlights the importance of preserving natural habitats.

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Keyfacts about the Bolivian squirrel monkey

30 cm

Average Size

620 g

Average Weight

158 days

Gestation Period


Identity Card

  • Name: Black-capped squirrel monkey
  • Latin name: Saimiri boliviensis
  • Origin: North-central Bolivia
  • IUCN status: Least concerned
  • Cites: Appendix II

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