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One of 3 babies of the common #squirrelmonkey born from late-Aug. to Sept. So 2 or 3 months old. Usual lactation period of the little #monkey is 3 to 4 months. The babies have already started eating weaning diet (banana or steamed sweet potato). Meanwhile, it's said that the black-capped squirrel monkey (also often found at zoos) are not fully weaned before 18 months old. A theory says there are 2 reproduction strategies: r) many-and-quick strategy (e.g. rat), K) select-few strategy (e.g. lion). No one would doubt that all squirrel monkey species selected K, and the theory does not explain the discrepancy in their nursing periods. In the case of us, according to a report, over two-thirds of mothers are willing to wean their babies by 18 months old. (Edogawa #Zoo, 11/18/17) #instamonkeys #monkeystagram #primate #humanandnature #humanandanimals #humanfriend #instaanimal #animalstagram #animalsofig #animals #instazoo #animalportrait #naturelovers #animallovers - #protectnature #protectwildlife