Tufted Capuchin Monkey

(Cebus apella)

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Tropical rainforests of Central America and South America


omnivores; eat nuts, fruit, insects, frogs, lizards and small birds

Tufted Capuchin Monkeys, acknowledged for their intelligence and social nature, are a subspecies of capuchins distinguished by tufts above their eyes. Native to regions in Central America, they thrive in habitats encompassing tropical evergreen and dry deciduous forests. With a prehensile tail, they excel in climbing trees, utilizing it as a functional fifth limb.

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