Brown Capuchin Monkey


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More than half of our Palotoa Amazon Lodge guests come to these playful primates!

Guests staying in the palotoa Amazon lodges, and casa machigenka lodge in Manu National Park, Peru, take walks through the Amazon jungle with trained guides. They are always looking for the wildlife of the Amazon rainforest and interesting plants. Most guests see four to eight monkeys during their stay. The brown capuchin monkey (Cebus apella) is one of the most common monkeys.

The brown capuchin monkeys are medium sized. Groups of ten or more individuals move through the sub canopy of the rainforest in search of food. You will be fascinated by the human features on their faces as they inspect and explore the corners and cracks of bamboo forests, palm nut clusters and gFun facts of the brown capuchin monkey

It is located in the center and southwest of the Peruvian Amazon, this medium-sized monkey lives largely in the Amazon basin.
It also meets the white-fronted Capuchins: another paler species of Capuchins is also found in Manu and Tambopata. However, the white-faced cappuccino is much rarer than the brown cappuccino. This species, You will often find the brown cappuccino and the squirrel monkey together in the tropical jungles of Manu and Tambopata. While a large number of squirrel monkeys run around the trees in search of insect prey, a smaller number of brown cappuccinos conduct more methodical searches for food in the jungle vegetation.

Brown Capuchins are omnivorous: like people, this medium-sized monkey eats meat, fruits and vegetables. They eat almost anything they can catch, including insects, lizards and bird eggs.
The brown cappuccinos got their name for the merit of their resemblance to the brown-stripped clothing worn by the Capuchin monks.
Brown capuchin monkeys use stones to break the hard nuts of the rainforest.