Omnivore. Fruit, seeds, gum, leaves, animal prey (insects, frogs, lizards, mice and birds).
Habitat: Tropical rainforests, open woodlands, and secondary growth.
Gestation: around 183 days, usually 2 offspring.
Social structure: groups ranging from 3-13 individuals. However, the most common group sizes are 7 individuals.
Weight: males 417g, female 404g
Dimensions: 26cm max, with a tail length of 40cm max.
Lifespan: 13.5 yrs, 23 under human care
Estimated population in the wild: 2,000
Threats: Habitat loss due to use of the land for pasture and agriculture.
IUCN Status: Critically Endangered
Did you know that:
- When coming into contact with other groups, instead of physical contact they will threaten the other group with the showing of their rear and genital area as a territorial display.
- Males put forth more effort in caring for the young than females.
- In the late 1960s and early 1970s, 20,000-30,000 individuals were exported to the United States for biomedical research