Animals of Costa Rica

Squirrel Monkey

Squirrel monkeys live in tropical forests of Central and South America. Central American squirrel monkey is a species that lives in Costa Rica and Panama. This monkey is noisy making many squeals, whistles and chirps as it moves through the canopy.

Taxonomy (Saimiri oerstedii)
Habitat Central America and Panama - Tropical Forest Canopy
Diet Being omnivorous their diet includes insects, spiders, fruit, leaves, bark, flowers and nectar. It also eats small vertebrates, including bats, birds, lizards and tree frogs.
Threats As of 2008, the Central American squirrel monkey is listed as "vulnerable" due to habitat loss.