Squirrel Monkey


Born: June 2012
Home: Busch Gardens - Tampa, FL

All About Baby: According to zoo staff, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's new squirrel is extremely curious. Much of its time is spent taking it all in from the safe comfort of its mother's back.

Who Knew? Like human babies, squirrel monkeys will put just about anything in their mouths. Unlike human babies (hopefully), they mark their territory by urinating on their hands and feet and tracking around, and assert their dominance in a group by standing and showing off their genitalia.