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.
White-throated capuchins are threatened in the wild due to hunting for the pet trade and for food. They are thought of as pests in some areas, so are also hunted to protect crops. They are also affected by degradation and deforestation of their natural habitat.