Categories: Meet The Animals,Monkeys

Capuchin Monkey


Type: Mammal
Diet: Omnivore
Lifespan: Up to 40 years
Weight: Up to 3 lbs.
Size: Up to 2 feet tall
Habitat: The range of the capuchin monkey includes Central America (Honduras) and Middle South America (middle Brazil, eastern Peru, Paraguay).

Did you know?

  • Capuchins live together in groups of 6-40
  • Capuchins are considered the most intelligent New World monkeys and are sadly often used in laboratories
  • During mosquito season capuchins crush millipedes and rub them on their backs. This acts as a natural insect repellent

Black and White Colobus Monkey


Type: Mammal
Diet: Herbivore
Lifespan: Up to 20 years
Weight: Up to 26 lbs
Size: Up to 5 feet tall
Status: Threatened
Habitat: The Colobus prefers primary and secondary forests, riverine forest and wooded grassland such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Angola, Burundi, Zambia, Kenya and Tanzania.

Did you know?

  • The name “colobus” is derived from a word meaning “mutilated one”, because unlike other monkeys, they have reduced thumbs
  • They sometimes belch in each others; faces as a friendly social gesture
  • Locals say the colobus are excellent weather forecasters because they are quiet when bad weather is coming

Common Marmoset


Marmosets are highly active, live in the upper canopy of forest trees, and feed on insects, fruit and leaves. They have long lower incisors, which allow them to chew holes in tree trunks and branches to harvest the gum inside. Marmosets live in family groups of 3-15.

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