Nonnatives - Squirrel Monkey

Squirrel Monkey - Saimiri sciureus

Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

Some of these free-ranging monkeys were released as tourist attractions to an area. Many of them were released by owners when small zoos or tourist attractions closed. Other groups of this species might exist in areas of Florida besides those listed here.

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
BREVARD 1976   At least 10 years  
BROWARD 1970s   At least 10 years  
COLLIER     Not reported breeding  
DADE 1960   Not reported breeding  
MARION 1950s   At least 10 years  
POLK 1980s   Not reported breeding  

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