Brown capuchin

About This Project

These primates, natives of the South American forests, are known for their ability to use tools; for example, taking stones to break open nuts. They also show intelligence and curiosity.

At La Barben, you can observe a whole group of capuchins: organised around the dominant male, it also includes females and youngsters born at the zoo in previous years.

You will be surprised at their level of activity and their agility, leaping from branch to branch with no problem at all!

Latin name: Cebus apella apella
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cebidae
Size: 39 – 44 cm
Weight: 1.4 – 4.8 kg
Lifespan: 45 years
Gestation: 5 months
Number of young: 1
Habitat: tropical forest
Diet: frugivorous / insectivorous
Distribution: South America, east of the Andes, from Colombia to Paraguay and northern Argentina.
Conservation status: Least Concern