Squirrel Monkeys are a wonderful sight for tourists and an interesting species for researches. There are some facts that make the Squirrel Monkey very amusing and curious. Thus, the way the Squirrel Monkey travels through the forest is very picturesque. The species usually moves quadrupedally. It goes from one branch to another and covers the whole distance in the lower part of the forest.
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The tail of the Squirrel Monkey is only partially prehensile. When it feeds, the Squirrel Money also stands on the four feet. One can see a Squirrel Monkey moving almost silently through the forest both at day and night. These little creatures are usually quiet except for the moments of alarm.
The feeling of danger makes the Squirrel Monkey cry loud. Their cries can express a wide range of feelings and serve as a means of communication. The species makes use of a few types of vocal communication. Chuck calls are usually produced as spatial signals. The calls are sort of warning for intruders.
The Squirrel Monkey also marks the territory by a urine wash. The Common Squirrel Monkey often urines on the hands and feet, which then is spread as an animal moves.
Visual communication is also one of the means of maintaining the hierarchy within the group. Male Squirrel Monkeys demonstrate penile to other males to establish and maintain their dominance. It is a well-known fact that male Squirrel Monkeys can urinate onto other males with a lower hierarchy status.
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