You will need to decide exactly what kind of monkey you want to buy before you can go out and purchase one. Are you interested in a larger monkey such as a marmoset or tamarin, or a smaller monkey such as a capuchin, which is known for its intelligence? Maybe you’re looking for something that falls somewhere in the middle, like a squirrel monkey. Perhaps you would be more interested in keeping a small monkey, such as a pygmy marmoset, which is about the size of a mouse. I really hope that the information and images that are provided below will assist you in making the best choice.
The following is a list of some of the more common primates that are kept in captivity:
The following is some information that pertains to each species on a global scale:
To the Capuchins:
Lifespan: between 35 and 45 years
12-22 inches in length, including the head and the body (30-55 cm)
12–22 inches for the tail (30-56 cm)
Weight: four to fifteen pounds (1.8-6.8kg).
Males are typically larger than their female counterparts.
The brown pale-fronted capuchin, scientifically known as Cebus albifrons (c) Ivan Crab holds the copyright for the white-faced capuchin (Cebus capucinus) (c) Philip Greenspun The black-capped capuchin, scientifically referred to as Cebus appella. Guenons:
20–25 years is the average lifespan
Head and body length ranges from 17.9 to 25.7 inches (46-66cm)
19.5-28.1 inches for the tail (50-72cm)
Females: 7-9 pounds (3.5-4.5kg)
Males: 9-10 pounds (4-5kg)
Green monkey (C. aethiops)
Grivet (C. aethiops sabaeus)
Vervet (C. aethiops pygerythus)
Macaques: Celebes Macaque:Lifespan:25-30 years
Length, including the head and the body: 22-31 inches (60-80 cm)
0.39 to 0.78 inches for the tail (10-20 mm)
Weight: between 13 and 35 pounds (6-16kg)
. Java Macaque:Lifespan:25-30 years 15–24 inches in length, including the head and the body (38-65 cm)
15.6-26.2 inches for the tail (40-65 cm)
Weight: between 8 and 22 pounds (4-10 kg)
The life expectancy of a Pig-tailed Macaque is between 25 and 30 years.
Length, including the head and the body: 19.5-27 inches (50-68 cm)
Tail: between 5 and 9.5 inches (14-24.5 cm)
10–35 kilos is the weight range (4.5-16 kg)
Rhesus Macaque:Lifespan:25-30 years
15–24 inches in length, including the head and the body (38.5-65 cm)
7–30 centimeters approximately (38.5-65 cm)
10 to 30 kilograms is the weight (4.5-14 kg)
The life expectancy of a Stump-tailed Macaque is between 25 and 30 years.
Head and body together measure 23-25 inches in length (60-64 cm)
0.39 to 0.78 inches for the tail (10-20 mm)
Weight: between 22 and 33 pounds (10-15 kg)
Rhesus Macaque (Macaca Mulatta)
The average lifespan of a marmoset is between 7 and 20 years.
7-12 inches in length, including the head and the body (18-30 cm)
7-16 inches for the tail (17-40 cm)
10-18 ounces is the weight (300-500 grams)
Life expectancy of a Geoffroy’s Marmoset is between 7 and 16 years.
Head and body together measure 7-8 inches in length (18-20 cm)
Tail: between 9 and 11 inches (23-29 cm)
10–12 ounces is its weight (300-360 grams)
Over 16 years is the average lifespan of a Pygmy Marmoset.
The pygmy marmoset is one of the smallest monkeys that can be found anywhere in the world!!!
4.7-5.8 inches for the head and body combined (12-15 cm)
6.6 to 9 inches for the tail (17-23 cm)
3.5-4.5 ounces is the weight range (100-120g).
Approximately 0.5 ounces is the birth weight of the young (15g).
The lifespan of the Silvery Marmoset is greater than ten years.
Head and body length ranges from 7 to 10.9 inches (18-28 cm)
10.3-14.8 inches for the tail (26-38 cm)
10.6-12.7 ounces is the weight range (300-360 grams)
Callithrix jacchus jacchus is the scientific name for the Common Marmoset.
Pygmy Marmoset (Cebuella pygmaea) (c) Geoffroy’s Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus geoffroyi) Copyright – Ivan Crab Geoffroy’s Marmoset (c) Ivan Crab owns the copyright.
Callithrix argentata argentata is the scientific name for the Silvery Marmoset (c) Ivan Crab owns the copyright. Squirrels:
15–25 years is its lifespan.
Up to 12.5 inches in length when including the head and the body (31 cm)
16 inches on the tail (40 cm)
Males typically weigh approximately 33.3 ounces (950 grams), while females typically weigh approximately 22.8 ounces (650 grams).
Common Squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus)
Credit for the photograph goes to Brian Due Hansen
30-35 years is the average lifespan
Head and body together measure 19 to 20 inches in length (48-52 cm)
Tail: between 27 and 30 inches (70-78 cm)
Weight: between 13 and 25 pounds (6-12 kg)
The spider monkey with a brown head (Ateles fusciceps)
Cotton-Top Tamarins have a lifespan of 15 years on average. Tamarins
Head and body length ranges from 7.8 to 11.3 inches (200-290mm)
12.1-16.4 inches for the tail (310-420mm)
Weight: anywhere between 12.3 and 15.0 ounces (350- 450g)
15 years is the average lifespan of a Golden Lion Tamarin.
Head and body length ranges from 7.8 to 13.3 inches (200-340mm)
12.3–15.6 inches for the length of the tail (315-400mm)
12.7 to 25 ounces in weight (360-710 g)
18 years is the average lifespan of an Emperor Tamarin.
9.2-10.4 inches in length when including the head and the body (235-265mm)
14-16.6 inches for the tail (347-423mm)
10.7 to 14 ounces in weight (300-400 g)
16 years is the average lifespan of a black tamarin.
Head and body length ranges from 7.5-8.2 inches (190-210mm)
About a foot and a half long (250mm)
Weight: between 9 and 13 ounces (250-365g)
Cotton-Top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) (c) Golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) courtesy of Renee Golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) (c) Ivan Crab owns the copyright.
Emperor tamarin (Saguinus Emperator) .
Tamarin with a mustache (Saguinus Mistax)
Tamarin with a red hand (Saguinus Midas)
Saddle-back tamarin (Saguinus fuscicollis Emperator)
Although the list of primates that are kept in captivity that was just presented is extensive, very few of these species can be found in South Africa.
Capuchins are among those that are available.
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