Varied White-fronted Capuchin monkeys are gregarious and social animals that live in multi-male multi-female groups of approximately 20 individuals (including young), they are territorial and actively defends territories.
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The Varied White-fronted Capuchin lives in tropical lowland forests and seasonally flooded forests throughout the Middle Magdalena River basin. They are arboreal quadrupeds, typically found in the lower to mid-canopy and understory (Freese and Oppenheimer 1981; Fragaszy et al. 2004; Defler 2003, 2004). They have a wide diet breadth, eating predominantly ripe fruits and invertebrates, but also other vegetative parts of plants, vertebrate prey and eggs. They are extractive, manipulative foragers. Both sexes form linear hierarchies, with males dominant to females (Negrete 2015).
Most of the natural ecosystems within its historical distribution area have been transformed and less than 20% of its habitat remains in the lowland forests and wetlands of the Magdalena River basin (Link et al. 2013). Pet trade, human-animal conflict due to crop foraging and subsistence hunting also pose imminent threats to wild populations of varied white-fronted capuchin monkeys.
You can support this beautiful animal
Donate to help orphaned capuchins that are rescued from traffickers. At Merazonia Wildlife Sanctuary
Link, A., Boubli, J.P. & Lynch Alfaro, J.W. 2021. Cebus versicolor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T39952A81282279. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-1.RLTS.T39952A81282279.en. Downloaded on 06 June 2021.
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