Crab-Eating Macaque

Scientific Name Macaca fascicularis Common Name Crab-Eating Macaque (also known as Long-Tailed Macaque) Care Level Expert Lifespan Up to 30 years in captivity; 20-25 years in the wild Adult Size 15-22 inches (body length); 8-18 pounds (weight) Diet Omnivorous Origin Southeast Asia Temperament Social, hierarchical, versatile History & Domestication The Crab-Eating Macaque, aptly named for its observed behavior of consuming […]

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Japanese Macaque

Scientific Name Macaca fuscata Common Name Japanese Macaque (often referred to as Snow Monkeys) Care Level Expert Lifespan Up to 30 years in captivity; 20-27 years in the wild Adult Size 17-23 inches (body length); 8-25 pounds (weight) Diet Omnivorous Origin Japan Temperament Social, hierarchical, generally peaceful History & Domestication The Japanese Macaque, better known as the Snow Monkey, is […]

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Pig-Tailed Macaque

Scientific Name Macaca nemestrina Common Name Pig-Tailed Macaque Care Level Expert Lifespan Up to 28 years in captivity; 25 years in the wild Adult Size 17-25 inches (body length); 10-30 pounds (weight) Diet Omnivorous Origin Southeast Asia Temperament Social, hierarchical, can be aggressive History & Domestication The Pig-Tailed Macaque, with its distinctive short tail resembling that of a pig, is […]

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Rhesus Macaque

Scientific Name Macaca mulatta Common Name Rhesus Macaque Care Level Expert Lifespan Up to 30 years in captivity; 25 years in the wild Adult Size 17-25 inches (body length); 20-22 pounds (weight) Diet Omnivorous Origin South, Central, and Southeast Asia Temperament Social, hierarchical, can be aggressive History & Domestication The Rhesus Macaque, native to a vast expanse of Asia, is […]

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Brown Spider Monkey

Scientific Name Ateles hybridus Common Name Brown Spider Monkey Care Level Expert Lifespan Up to 27 years in captivity; 20-25 in the wild Adult Size 16-24 inches (body length); 24-32 inches (tail) Diet Primarily frugivorous Origin Northern South America Temperament Social, inquisitive, and active History & Domestication The Brown Spider Monkey, native to northern South America, is one of the […]

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Geoffroy’s Spider Monkey

Scientific Name Ateles geoffroyi Common Name Geoffroy’s Spider Monkey Care Level Advanced Lifespan 22-25 years in the wild; up to 33 years in captivity Adult Size 16-26 inches (body length); 24-32 inches (tail length) Diet Frugivorous (primarily fruit) Origin Central and parts of South America Temperament Social, curious, and playful History & Domestication Geoffroy’s Spider Monkey is named in honor […]

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Black-Handed Spider Monkey

Scientific Name Ateles geoffroyi Common Name Black-Handed Spider Monkey Care Level Advanced Lifespan 20-25 years in the wild; up to 30 years in captivity Adult Size 16-24 inches (body length); 24-32 inches (tail length) Diet Frugivorous (primarily fruit) Origin Central and parts of South America Temperament Social, curious, and agile History & Domestication Black-Handed Spider Monkeys, with their slender bodies […]

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Black-Capped Squirrel Monkey

Scientific Name Saimiri boliviensis Common Name Black-Capped Squirrel Monkey Care Level Intermediate Lifespan 15-20 years in the wild; up to 25 years in captivity Adult Size 11-13 inches (body length); 15-17 inches (tail length) Diet Omnivorous (fruits, insects, seeds) Origin Central and South America Temperament Social, active, and curious History & Domestication Black-Capped Squirrel Monkeys, with their distinguishing dark “cap” […]

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Central American Squirrel Monkey

Scientific Name Saimiri oerstedii Common Name Central American Squirrel Monkey Care Level Expert Lifespan Approximately 15 years in the wild; up to 20 in captivity Adult Size 10-12 inches (body length); 16-18 inches (tail length) Diet Omnivorous (fruits, insects, small vertebrates) Origin Pacific coast of Costa Rica and Panama Temperament Active, social, curious but cautious History & Domestication The Central […]

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Common Squirrel Monkey

Scientific Name Saimiri sciureus Common Name Common Squirrel Monkey Care Level Expert Lifespan Approximately 15 years in the wild; up to 20 years in captivity Adult Size 10-14 inches (body length); 15-17 inches (tail length) Diet Omnivorous (fruits, insects, small vertebrates) Origin Central and South America Temperament Active, social, and curious History & Domestication The common squirrel monkey is a […]

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