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Capuchin Monkey By: Vivian D. About Me Capuchin monkeys are a small breed of monkeys that weigh about 3-9 pounds They are agile, lean and very cute breeds.

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1 Capuchin Monkey By: Vivian D

2 About Me Capuchin monkeys are a small breed of monkeys that weigh about 3-9 pounds They are agile, lean and very cute breeds Capuchin monkeys are tamable breeds that can be kept as house pets Capuchin monkeys are very smart animals, and are the most intelligent breed of new world monkeys

3 House Pet or Wild Animal ? Capuchin monkeys can be both a house pet or a wild animal Capuchin monkeys kept as pets or in a wildlife environment differ only in small areas Capuchin monkeys make amazing pets and are also well behaved in the wild

4 My Diet Don’t let their cute faces fool you Capuchin monkeys eat anything from fruit, insects to leaves and can crack nuts if necessary Capuchin monkeys eat large amounts of food and are intelligent enough to get through tough obstacles Capuchin monkeys are fed their food if kept as pets and “hunt” for food in the wild

5 My Home Capuchin monkeys can live both in the wild and as pets Whether capuchin monkeys live in captivity (pets) or in the wild they attach themselves to their environment Capuchin monkeys find homes adaptable to their taste

6 My Lifespan A capuchin monkey makes a long-life friend to any owner Capuchin monkeys can live an average of 30- 50 years Because of their long life span, they make great companions Capuchin monkeys can be compared to human babies and toddlers because of their growth spurts

7 My Native Land Capuchin monkeys are exotic animals Capuchin monkeys were brought to the United states in the early days Capuchin monkeys have been legally and illegally brought/bred in the states Capuchin monkeys are found in South American countries in warm tropical places

8 Natural Predators Capuchin monkeys living in the wild may be endangered by jaguars or other large cats Capuchin monkeys taken as pets face not so uncommon ‘predators’ Pet capuchins can be endangered by large birds and possibly their owners Capuchin monkeys can take care of each other in groups

9 Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mamalia Order: Primates Family: Cebidae Genus: Cebus Species/Scientific name: Varies with Capuchin monkey type

10 My Behavior Capuchin monkeys are over all well behaved animals Behavior is Determined by their environment and/or how they live (as pets or in the wild) Capuchin monkeys are playful, energetic and amazingly adorable

11 Maintenance Capuchin pet Monkeys require a lot of attention These, attach to people easily and feel the need to protect what is theirs Capuchin monkeys kept as pets can easily get sick if not properly cared for These require an annual visit to the docotrs office

12 Adopt Me.. Capuchin monkeys are legally and illegally sold in the united states Capuchin monkeys are available for sale at nearly any pet store These monkeys can be trained, it is not easy but not impossible They make great pets and companions

13 Interesting Facts About Me Capuchin monkey groups are called troops Like humans capuchin monkeys sleep at night and are active during the day They take midday naps like human children do They can communicate by whistling Can be trained to help disabled people

14 More Facts Cont.. Owning female capuchin monkeys are more expensive than males, prices on babies vary Female capuchin monkeys vary in price from $8,000 to $8,500 Males average from $7,000 to $7,900 Capuchin monkeys can be clicker trained and be verbally trained also

15 Bibliography http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/kids/species-profiles/capuchin-monkey http://www.buzzle.com/articles/capuchin-monkeys-as-pets.html http://www.capuchin-monkeys.com/ http://www.asnclassifieds.com/maryland/monkeys-s20b92.html http://www.monkeys-for-sale.org http://www.asnclassifieds.com http://www.huffingtonpost.com http://www.internetlocalclassifieds.com http://www.teen.com http://www.internetlocalclassifieds.com http://www.meclist.com http://www.stumphillfarm.wordpress.com http://www.tagalongranch.net

16 Bibliography Cont.. http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/factsheets/links/cebus http://www.earjecosystem.weebly.com/capuchin-monkey- classification.html http://www.earjecosystem.weebly.com/capuchin-monkey- classification.html http://www.gotpetsonline.com http://www.cutehomepets.com http://www.tinytinymoments.tumblr.com http://www.animalstown.com/animals/c/capuchin-monkey/capuchin- monkey.html http://www.animalstown.com/animals/c/capuchin-monkey/capuchin- monkey.html http://www.picstopin.com


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