White faced capuchin monkey

Explore the fascinating world of white faced capuchin monkeys with stunning pictures and interesting facts. Learn about their behavior, habitat, and conservation status.
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This photo was taken in October 2006 in Manuel Antonio National Park (at the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica), where this highly intelligent monkey lives in troops that can exceed 20 animals. This medium sized monkey can live up to 50 years and is known for using tools as weapons or for getting to food. The rubbing of plants over their fur in an apparent use of herbal medicine has also been recorded.

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The white-headed capuchin (Cebus capucinus), also known as the white-faced capuchin, the white-fronted capuchin or the white-throated capuchin, is a medium-sized New World monkey. Native to the forests of Central America (Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama) and the extreme north-western portion of South America (west of the Andes along the Pacific Coast in Colombia and northwestern Ecuador). The capuchin is important to rainforest ecology for its role in dispersing seeds and pollen…