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Squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus)

Historically squirrel monkeys were introduced into Florida in five separate populations located throughout the state.  Today only one small population of a few individuals is known to exist in the Fort Lauderdale area at the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens.  Members of this population are free-ranging and have been observed traveling to nearby Hugh Taylor Birch State Park.



Anderson, C.J., M.E. Hostetler, and S.A. Johnson. 2017. History and Status of Introduced Non-Human Primate Populations in Florida. Southeastern Naturalist 16(1): 19 – 36.