Saturday, May 7, 2011

Jordan S. is Looking Forward to Seeing a Squirrel Monkey!

I am looking forward to seeing a squirrel monkey. They aren't very big at all, but have the highest brain to size ratio of any primate at 1:17 (humans have a 1:35 ratio).

They live in the canopy layer of the rain forest, high off the ground and away from predators. They live together in groups that can get as big as 500 members, though they sometimes split into smaller troops.
Personally, I think seeing a swarm of 500 tiny monkeys would be pretty cool.

1 comment:

  1. The squirrel monkey lives in the canopy layer, 30 feet or so off the ground, of it's rain forest home. They are not currently endangered but their habitat will possibly be threatened by deforestation in the future.