White-fronted capuchin

They may mimic the calls of predators to scare away potential competitors and secure food resources for themselves

Richard Hardy

Native in Central and South America, it is known for its distinct appearance and intelligent behaviors. These monkeys have a striking black coat with a distinctive white patch of fur on their foreheads, which gives them their name. Their expressive faces and dexterous hands make them highly adaptable and skilled in manipulating objects in their environment. With their keen eyesight and agile movements, White-fronted Capuchins easily navigate the treetops, foraging for fruits, nuts, and small invertebrates.

These monkeys live in tight-knit groups known as troops, consisting of multiple individuals. The troop has a complex system of hierarchy and social interactions. They communicate with each other through a variety of vocalizations and body gestures, displaying their intelligence and ability to cooperate. White-fronted Capuchins also exhibit tool use, using branches and stones to crack open nuts or extract insects from tree crevices.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Colombia
EN
2020

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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