The keepers at the Bronx Zoo recently put these squirrel monkeys in the right-most cage outside the Mouse House. They seem to move around the New World Monkeys in this row of six cages, and the signs do not always correctly identify the monkeys in a particular cage on a particular day.
Squirrel Monkeys, along with Capuchins, approximate our typical idea of a monkey, with their high facial angle. large eyes, active manner, etc.. Really very cute.
Ever inquisitive and active, this little guy picked up and investigated this plastic container countless times.
Their golden-yellow limbs perfectly offset their overall muted tones. Of course, trying to photograph them through the cage bars is tricky. Try to shot through bars that are shaded by the leafy trees. I usually arrive here in the morning or mid-day, but by later in the afternoon, all the bars should be out of direct sunlight.