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Primates

Capuchin

Species

White-faced or White-headed Capuchin, Weeper Capuchin, Kaapori Capuchin, Black-capped, Brown or Tufted Capuchin, Black-striped Capuchin, Black Capuchin, Golden-bellied Capuchin, Blond Capuchin,

Lifespan

44 or more years in captivity

Range

South and Central America

Diet

Mostly ripe fruit and insects but sometimes they also eat other invertebrates and small invertebrates, especially nestling birds.

Social structure

They live in groups of 3-30 with equal numbers of male and female in smaller groups and around 1 male to every 3 females in larger groups.

Reproduction

Gestation lasts around 150 days, usually resulting in one offspring. Once the first offspring is produced at around 5-6 years, females will have babies once every two years.

Threats

Capuchin habitats are being fragmented and they are being lost to hunting for food and as ‘pests’ to crops.

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You can adopt one of our rescued primatesfor as little as $3.00 or £2.00 per month! An adoption is a great way of contributing towards the care of our rescued animals and you will receive a certificate, our magazine twice a year, an adoption newsletter three times a year, and a rescue DVD.

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