All macaques are Old World monkeys from Asia and Africa. They have compact bodies and relatively short arms and legs. Their short tails are not prehensile which means they cannot grasp with them. Most live in troops from a few to hundreds. They forage on ground for plants and fruits, often filling their cheek pouches “pockets” to carry their food with them.
Living in Central and South America, New World Squirrel Monkeys live on insects, fruits, vegetation and nuts in the canopy of jungle trees. They utilize a variety of calls to communicate to one another including loud screeches, which can indicate danger and rally the troop together for security.