Tufted Capuchin (Cebus apella)
There are about 10 slots left in Mammalthon 2! Come by the site on May 3 to take part in the craziness, and if you’d like to contribute to The Wildlife Center, a wildlife hospital, and receive your own custom-made original art, look to the right-hand navigation bar for more information.
The tufted capuchin, which is also known as the brown capuchin or the black-capped capuchin, is a monkey that lives in the forests of South America. It eats nuts—whose shells it cracks with a stone—and fruit. The tufted species is the only capuchin that carries its tail in a coil, like this one here.