Monkeys are pretty common here in Kabalebo, Suriname. The ones that I see here are divided in:
- Small Monkeys: Golden-handed Tamarin & Common Squirrel Monkeys
- Medium sized Monkeys: Brown Capuchin, Wedge-capped Capuchin, White-faced Saki and Bearded Saki
- Large Monkeys: Red Howler Monkeys and Black Spider Monkeys
Only the Squirrel Monkeys and Brown Capuchins travel together as one large group, in search of food. All the other monkeys stay/travel with their own kind.
Their strength to survive in the wild is by traveling in large numbers. It is also easy to spot the group as they are very noisy and active during their travel. Jumping from one branch to the next, grabbing and eating as many fruits and nuts they possibly can.
Seeing them on the move, give onlookers, like me, a spectacular view. It is like looking at small acrobats giving away a free show .... jumping in mid-air without a safety net to reach the next spot. Not only does their performance create great picture moments, what makes them so special to me is their face-impression. Sometimes almost human-like.
Here are some pictures of the Common Squirrel Monkeys:
And some of the Brown Capuchin Monkeys: