White-Faced Capuchin

Cebus capucinus
The range of White-Faced capuchin monkey
includes Central America and South America and as far
south as northern Argentina. It is noted for its tool use,
including rubbing plants over its body in an apparent use
of herbal medicine, and also using tools as weapons and
for getting to food. This monkey can jump up to nine feet!
They are readily identifi ed as the “organ-grinder” monkey,
and have been used in several movies and television
shows.

DIET

White-Faced capuchin monkeys eat fruit, insects,
leaves and small birds. They are particularly good at
catching frogs and cracking nuts.

FAST FACTS

Size: 13.8 – 18 inches length
Weight: 6 – 9 lbs
Lifespan: 15 – 25 years in the wild

CONSERVATION STATUS

LEAST CONCERNED