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Wedge-capped capuchin

Description: Wedge-capped capuchin- species of primates family Cebidae. Adult male weight about 3 kg, a female approximately 30% smaller. On the front of the head triangle of black or dark gray wool. The rest of the color from pale korichenovogo to brown, with yellow or gray tint. Long tail, characteristic curved and having darker than the body, color, young individuals is a prehensile organ. They are called "of New World monkeys" because of the wide partition between the nostrils. Polygamous, form groups of 5 to 30 individuals. The females in the group of more than males. Under a strict hierarchy, led by dominant individuals of both sexes. These primates are arboreal, but often go down to the ground to look for on earth the fruits, seeds and insects. A distinctive feature of Capuchin monkeys - later puberty. The female is ready to produce offspring only to 7 years, and the male reaches reproductive age to 10 years only. Pregnancy lasts about 24 weeks, after which the light appears one, at least - two cubs. The first days of little monkeys capuchins carried out, clutching his legs, and tail of the mother's hair below the belly. But already in the second week of life the kids climb onto the mother's back and willingly remain there even when grown to its size. At the age of 1 year old capuchin monkey becomes fully independent. Life expectancy in captivity - up to 40 years.

Food: Omnivorous, mainly fruits in the diet, invertebrates, young shoots, and sometimes small vertebrates.

Habitat: South America. Our capuchins arrived at the Zoo "Safari" from the zoo in Olomouc (Czech Republic).

Interesting fact: South American monkey species mourning capuchins are able to use natural repellents against mosquitoes. They are found in the bark of trees millipedes that secrete protective chemicals and skin rub them. Rich facial allows them to express the whole range of moods - they laugh, cry, show concern, and this ability appears to have babies 6 months.

Feeding time at the zoo: 08:00, 17:00