BLACK CAPUCHINS

BLACK CAPUCHINS (Cebus apella)

This species of monkey is little known in the wild. They have a great intelligence and a variety of facial expressions. The black capuchin monkeys live in troops and they can associate with the squirrel monkeys for finding food and avoiding predators. They reach their sexual maturity at the age of seven years old and the female can give birth one baby per year. Their worst predators are poaching and deforestation. Among the capuchin monkeys, the black capuchin monkeys are the less aggressive. They are also traded as pets in the black markets.

Conservation status: Least concern
Longevity in captivity: 45 years