White-faced Capuchin


The White-faced Capuchin (Cebus imitator) is native to the forests of Central America, the white-faced capuchin is important to rainforest ecology for its role in dispersing seeds and pollen.
It is mostly black, but with a pink face and white on much of the front part of the body, giving it its common name. It has a distinctive prehensile tail that is often carried coiled up and is used to help support the monkey when it is feeding beneath a branch.
It lives in troops that can exceed 20 animals and include both males and females. It is a long-lived monkey, with a maximum recorded age of over 54 years.



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