Cebus – Gracile capuchin monkey

Some of the most intelligent monkeys on the planet

Cebus is a genus of New World monkeys without cheek pouches, distinct nostrils, or lateral facial expressions. Some have prehensile tails and quadrupedal locomotion. These monkeys from the New World are awake during the day and asleep at night.

They form social groups that range in size from trios to 30 or more individuals. Half of these social groupings’ members are newborns and adolescents, and the group typically has more girls than men.

They are omnivores, and fruit and insects are their primary sources of nutrition. Additionally, they consume flowers, young leaves, and even bigger food, such as tiny animals, frogs, lizards, birds, and bird eggs.