Wild: up to 25 years
Captivity: up to 45 years
13-22 inches body
15-22 inches tail
Name of Young
Did you know?
- The black capped capuchin is also called the tufted capuchin. This name comes from the tufts of fur above their eyes.
- Capuchins have long prehensile tails which they often carry coiled. Their tail is used as a “fifth limb” when they feed and to control their movement.
- Black capped capuchins are very intelligent and they have been observed using tools such as sticks to catch insects.
- The word capuchin comes from the name of an order of friars that wore brown hooded robes. The word cebus, from their species name, is from the Greek word “kebos” which translates to “long-tailed monkey”.
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