Squirrel monkeys are native to the upper Amazon in Peru, Brazil, and Bolivia. They can be found in Central and South America in tropical forests. They live in big groups that include about 500 of them. And even to get protected from falcons they have calls that include warning signs. Falcons are naturally a threat to them. The maturity of females happens at about 2 to 2.5 years where the males mature in 3.5 to 4 years. From about 150 to 170 days is their gestation period. These monkeys are omnivore animals.
Recently two new members were added to the ZSL London Zoo, two little squirrel monkeys. The gender of both babies is not yet known as the baby monkeys are carried on the back of the motors for about 6-10 weeks. Therefore the Zoo still hasn’t discovered the genders but these new members are nicknamed Teeny and Tiny.
Teeny and Tiny are babies of two mothers named Avril and Francis. One of the baby monkeys was born on June 5th whereas the other was born on 9th June this year. The zookeeper Rowan Swainson had said that both the baby monkeys are doing well and that their mothers are bringing them out of the koozie indoor dens. And that now the visitors can see both the babies with moms on trees. The London Zoo is working along with other zoos to multiply the numbers of these monkeys.
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