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1 In “Night At The Museum” We read about the Capuchin Monkey

2 Capuchin Monkeys A Book Alive at the Henry Barnard School Museum Written and Illustrated by John, Victoria, and Sabina

3 Capuchin Monkeys Capuchin monkeys… Run on trees in single file Their predators are jaguars, large birds and men They are most similar to old world monkeys Facial expressions are highly developed If challenged it will bare its teeth and give a threatening stare

4 Capuchin Monkeys Capuchin monkeys smell like urine. Capuchin monkeys have a body made for tree climbing. They move their tails and they have opposable thumbs. Capuchin monkeys feel furry except for its face which is skin. People are excited when they see a capuchin monkeys and they are probably thinking in their heads, “Oh, how cute!”

5 FACTS ABOUT CAPUCHIN MONKEYS They are mammals. They are warm-blooded. They are 12 to 22 inches tall and weigh between 3 to 8 pounds. They have 1 baby at a time and there are about 30 in one group. They eat fruit, leaves, bark, insects, lizards, amphibians and and other small mammals. Grooming is very important. They are very intelligent, have good memories and are highly vocal.

6 WHEN IN THE HUMAN STORY (‘HISTORY’)WOULD WE FIND YOUR TOPIC ? You can find capuchin monkeys right now even though they are very close to old world monkeys

7 WHERE IN THE WORLD CAN WE FIND CAPUCIAN MONKEYS? You can find capuchin monkeys in Central America

8 WHAT IS AMAZING OR INTERESTING ABOUT CAPUCIAN MONKEYS ? The name capuchin comes from their coloration, which resembles the cowls (robes) worn by the capuchin order of roman catholic friars called the Capuchin Monks.

9 WHY ARE CAPUCIAN MONKEYS IMPORTANT TO OUR LIVES TODAY AND/ OR TO THE FUTURE OF HUMANS ON EARTH ? One day evolution may change capuchin monkeys and to have a record of them could help scientists figure out more about the new species of capuchin and how we lost the monkeys we know today.


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