Buff-headed capuchin

When they find a nut they can’t crack, they use a rock in the ground as a tool to break it open

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A fascinating primate species that inhabit the Atlantic Forest of Brazil. This monkey is easily recognizable by its coloration, as its head’s buff-colored fur starkly contrasts with its body’s dark fur.

One of the most interesting characteristics of the buff-headed capuchin is its intelligence. This monkey is known for its problem-solving abilities and has been observed using tools in the wild. The buff-headed capuchin has been seen using sticks to probe for insects in tree bark and using stones to crack open nuts. This intelligence has also made them a popular research subject, and it has been studied extensively in the field of animal cognition.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Brazil
2,500
Official estimate
CR
2020
Bahia, Sergipe, Minas Gerais

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Troop

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No