Head down Monkey Walk to see our family of white-throated capuchins.
Native to Central America and North-western South America, white-throated capuchins ideal habitat is tropical evergreens and dry deciduous forest. They are known to favour areas with high humidity and drained lowlands.
They are opportunistic feeders and maintain omnivorous diet, eating both plants and animals. Typical types of food are fruits, nuts, invertebrates, as well as small vertebrates such as squirrels, tree rats, lizards and birds.
Although the White-headed capuchins are abundant and commonly found throughout their range, these animals are still affected by factors such as hunting for their meat as well as degradation and deforestation of their natural habitat.