Brown Capuchin

INTRODUCTION

Capuchins are highly intelligent and have been observed using tools such as rocks to open hard nuts. This is an acquired behaviour learned by youngsters from their parents, but takes years to accomplish.

When given strong scented foods, such as onions, they rub the juice into their fur to keep away biting insects. Our group of capuchins are a lively bunch, the group consist of Danielle, Elvis, Mom, Prince and Spike. They are often seen looking for insects in the grass or playing around on the branches.

GALLERY

FAST FACTS

Scientific Name:

Sapajus apella

Status:

Least concern

Size:

Body length is up to 48cm

Weight:

Females up to 3.4kg, Males 4.8

Life Span in Wild:

Up to 40 years

Habitat:

Tropical Rainforest, Primary & Secondary Forests

Diet:

Omnivore

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ME

What Do I Eat?

Leaves, fruits, nuts, seeds, insects, birds, crabs

Where Do I Live?

Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, Bolivia

Do I Have Any Predators?

Birds of prey, Cats

How Do I Live?

Diurnal & Arboreal, Mixed groups

Why Am I Endangered?

Pet trade and bush meat, habitat loss

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