Black-capped Capuchin

Black-capped Capuchin

Intelligent guardians of the forest

Brown capuchins are curious and intelligent monkeys that live in family groups of 15 to 20 individuals. The dominant male, known as the “alpha”, is the leader of the group and the senior member who protects his members from predators and rival monkey groups.
They are known for their impressive use of tools and innovation. They use various objects, such as sticks and stones, as tools for feeding and opening hard fruits.

Characteristics

Order:
Primates

Family:
Cebidae

Scientific name:
Sapajus apella

Habitat:
Forest, savannah

Origin:
South America

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
15-25 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

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