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Sofia squirrel monkeys Squirrel monkeys have many adaptations that allow them to survive in south america coastal forests of brazil. Their tails help them balance when they climb on high branches so they don't fall. Their cheek teeth have large cusps to help them eat and not starve and die . squirrel monkeys move mainly by leaping and having special adapted things that are smaller than their lower legs. Due to the climate change the squirrel monkeys will need to adapt to a hotter environment in the rainforest. Since the squirrel monkeys have a lot of hair, they will have only a little bit of hair left so they don't get hot. Squirrel monkeys will become less active because when you run, jump and swing they will get hotter.Squirrel monkeys usually live up in the trees but because it is hot they will live under trees and dont get hot.