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39) Now we will meet members of the other group of New World monkeys called the Cebids. Squirrel monkeys are larger than marmosets -- adults weigh up to two and a half pounds. These animals, and the rest of the New World monkeys you will see today, have only one infant at a time. While fathers do not help with infant care, other group members find infants very attractive. Squirrel monkey troops range in size from 20-200 individuals. Females without infants of their own often play with the new babies. Gray monkey with white 'spectacles' feeding in a tree.
Notes: Gray monkey with white "spectacles" feeding in a tree.
Scientific name: Saimiri sciureus
Member of the Cebid family
Photo © by: Luis Claudio Marigo

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