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This is my Story...

My name is Khloe, I'm a capuchin monkey, and I was found when I was a few weeks old in Limón near a banana plantation..

My family should be living around the plantation because I was found on the ground alone. The woman who found me told the JRC that people hunt the monkeys who stay around the plantation to stop them from stealing the food, so this could have happened to my family.

When I arrived at the center, the veterinary checked me and saw I had botflies on my torso and chest, they removed them all and cleaned my wounds.

The vets noticed my legs were not moving as they should. With the X-Ray, they saw I had inflammation in the low part of my spine. They have been injecting my leg with vitamins and trying acupuncture therapy to stimulate my nerves.

I still have a long rehabilitation to go, but I know soon I will be climbing the trees.

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Capuchin Monkey(Cebus capunicus)

The Capuchin Monkeys are the group of New World monkeys classified as genus Cebus. The range of the Capuchin Monkeys includes Central America and middle South America.

They communicate with each other using various calls. Capuchins can jump up to nine feet (three meters), and they use this mode of transport to get from one tree to another. To mark their territories, capuchin monkeys leave a scent by soaking their hands and feet in urine.

Behavior

They adapt to a variety of environments quickly, and it is believed by conservationists that they are more likely to survive habitat deforestation with greater success than some other species.

Females spend much of their lives in the same social group, but males will change their social group several times. In terms of hierarchy, males are dominant followed by females and children.

Facts about Capuchin Monkey

Capuchins are highly social. They navigate their social worlds with a complex set of facial expressions and gestures.

Capuchins were the first non-ape primates that we observed using tools in the wild. Bearded capuchins skillfully crack nuts using a hammer-like rock and an anvil.

They are considered the most intelligent New World monkeys.