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Yellow-breasted Capuchin Monkey


Yellow-breasted Capuchin Monkey
Yellow-breasted Capuchin Monkey
Habitat

Found only in Atlantic coastal rainforest.

Wild Diet

These monkeys are highly intelligent, and have been known to use their nimble hands to hold pieces of rock and sticks as tools – allowing them to eat a large range of fruits, nuts, birds, eggs and small mammals.

Behaviour

They are highly social monkeys, forming groups of both sexes consisting of up to 10 to 30 individuals. They are very vocal, using a variety of noises to communicate including barks, trills, grunts, chatters and growls.

Breeding

They are found only in the vanishing habitat of the Atlantic coastal rainforest of Brazil, so habitat destruction is a real threat to these clever monkeys, as well as the illegal pet trade. Only 2% of their native rainforest exists today.

Yellow-breasted Capuchin Monkey Yellow-breasted Capuchin Monkey

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Cebus xanthosternos
  • Class: Mammals
  • Order: Primates
  • Family: Cebidae
  • Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
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