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7) Primates, such as this squirrel monkey, use trees as resting places. These small South American monkeys remain hidden from meat-eating snakes and birds as they rest among the foliage in the heat of the day. Small monkey with white spectacles at rest, stretched out on a branch.
Notes:Small monkey with white "spectacles" at rest, stretched out on a branch.
Scientific name: Saimiri sciureus
The main predators of primates include birds and snakes (small species) and cats (larger species) as well as humans.
Photo © by: Christopher Coe

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