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.
White-Faced capuchin monkeys eat fruit, insects, leaves and small birds. They are particularly good at catching frogs and cracking nuts.
Size: 13.8 – 18 inches length Weight: 6 – 9 lbs Lifespan: 15 – 25 years in the wild