Origin: Central & South America
Scientific Name: Saimiri sciureus
A squirrel monkey tail is not prehensile, that means they cannot use it to grab onto things. They use it for balance, nothing more.
Like humans, squirrel monkeys are diurnal. This means they sleep at night and are most active during the day.
Squirrel monkeys are considered to be one of the cleverest monkeys due to having a large brain compared to the size of their body.
They have 25-30 different types of calls for communication.
A squirrel monkey named Miss Baker once traveled into space as part of the US Space program, and returned home safely!