Capuchin monkey

The Life of Animals | Capuchin monkey | Like most New World monkeys, capuchins are diurnal and arboreal. The main predator of the Tufted Capuchin is the Harpy Eagle, the which has been seen Bringing Several capuchins back to its nest. The diet of the capuchins is more Varied than other monkeys in the family Cebidae. They are omnivores, eating not only fruits, nuts, seeds, and buds, but also Insects, spiders, birds' eggs, and small vertebrates. Capuchins living near water Will also eat crabs and shellfish by cracking Their shells with stones.

Capuchins live in groups of 10 to 35 members. These groups consist of related females and Their offspring, as well as Several males. Usually groups are dominated by a single male, WHO has primary rights to mate with the females of the group, though the White-headed Capuchin Both groups are led by an alpha male and an alpha female. Adult male capuchins rarely take part in caring for the young.

Capuchins are Considered the most intelligent New World monkeys and are Often used in laboratories. Upon seeing Macaws overall are eating palm nuts, cracking open with Them Their beaks, these capuchins Will select a Few of the ripest fruits, nip off the tip of the fruit and drink down the juice, then seemingly discard the rest of the fruit with the nut inside . Young capuchins Will watch this process to learn from the older, more experienced adults a capuchin It may take up to eight years to master this skill.

Easily Recognized as the "organ grinder" or "greyhound jockey" monkeys, capuchins are Sometimes Kept as exotic pets. Some Organizations have been training capuchin monkeys to assist quadriplegics as monkey helpers in a manner similar to mobility assistance dogs. After being socialized in a human home as infants, the monkeys undergo extensive training before being placed with a quadriplegic.

Capuchin monkeys are featured in the movies Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (and its sequels), The Zookeeper film, George of the Jungle, The Hangover Part II, The New  Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, Night at the Museum ( and its sequel), anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (and its sequels), Monkey Trouble, and Monkey shines. Ross Geller (David Schwimmer) on the NBC sitcom Friends, had a capuchin monkey named Marcel. A male capuchin monkey named Ampersand is a pivotal character in the comic series Y: The Last Man. The series also features a female named Bonny.

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