National Geographic : 1994 Nov
Central American Squirrel Monkey Genus: Saimiri Species: oerstediiAdult size: Body length, 28-33cm; tail, 35-43cm Adult weight: Male, 700-1100g;female, 500-750g Habitat: Lowlandforests on the Pacific coast of CostaRica and Panama Surviving number: Estimated at less than 3,000 inCosta Rica; unknown inPanama Photographedby MichaelHerzog WILDLIFE AS CANON SEES IT Languidly draped over a branch, a Central American squirrel monkey seeks relief from the heat beneath the forest canopy. Other wise, this inquisitive little monkey spends the day pouncing on insects, foraging for fruit, or agilely traveling along arboreal pathways. With most of its former range converted to pasture and farmland, the Central American squirrel monkey is restricted to a few frag- mented patches of remaining forest. To save endangered species, it is vital to protect their habitats and understand the role of each species within the earth's ecosystems. As a global corporation committed to social and en vironmental concerns, we hope to foster a greater awareness of our common obligation to ensure that the earth's life-sustaining ecol ogy survives intact for future generations. Plain Paper Fax Machine Utilizing Canon's originalBubble . Jet printing technology, the space-saving desktop FAX-B340 reproduces texts and images on plainpaper with a amazing high resolution. The Wildlife As Canon Sees It photo book is available for US$25.00 from Mediahouse Inc., C.P .O. Box 1333, Tokyo, Japan.