The medium-sized white-faced capuchin is a New World monkey indigenous to Central America’s woods. It is a smart monkey that has been taught to help paraplegic people. It is renowned for its tool usage, including the apparent use of herbal medicine by rubbing plants over its body.
It is also known for utilizing tools as weapons and to reach food. As its popular name suggests, the white-faced capuchin is primarily black, with a pink face and white covering much of the front of the body. It has a characteristic prehensile tail used to support itself while eating under a tree and is often carried coil-up.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Group
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No