White Faced Capuchin Monkey – Costa Rica   11 comments





White Faced Capuchin Monkey – Costa Rica

Roughly 20% of Costa Rica is set aside as national parks.  This is what makes the country so special.  In fact, while I was traveling through Corcovado National Park in Southern Costa Rica I saw all four species (spider, howler, squirrel, and capuchin) of Costa Rican monkeys in one view.  This little guy was pretty feisty and ran around the canopy tracking our every move.  Capuchins are considered one of the smartest monkeys so many have been used to help out paraplegics in their daily lives.  The ones without training end up organ grinder assistants.  Just kidding!  They are actually Central American “Johnny Appleseeds”.  They travel throughout the forest in troops of 20 or more and they disperse seeds along the way from the berries and fruits they eat.  Poo makes for great fertilizer. 

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11 responses to White Faced Capuchin Monkey – Costa Rica

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  1. This is just the most amazing place and your photo brings back memories of the Howlers in Tamarindo

  2. Great to see these little guys in action – I recently had to write 100s of articles for tourism in Costa Rica and the wildlife and nature reserves came up all the time, but I was too buys writing and didn’t get a chance to look up pics for all the amazing animals I had to write about. Cheers for that!

  3. Oh no! It’s the monkey from Outbreak! 😀

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  5. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and liking one of my photos!

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the capuchins. Was in Costa Rica in February 2010 and had an amazing time, and one of the highlights was hanging out with the capuchins in Montezuma, on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula.

    Saw howlers on that trip too, and their call is incredibly cool and freaky!

    I look forward to stopping by and enjoying your photography when I can.


  6. I would love to see these little guys. Costa Rica is high on my list of places I want to visit. I loved the bit about spreading the seeds. I didn’t know that tid bit of info. Thanks.

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  8. You’ve captured great expressions.

  9. Great photos — and this post touched on my not-so-secret desire to visit Costa Rica!

  10. Wow, I love this. My 2year old son got excited, he loved the photos. He loves monkeys, and I think it was the first time he has seen a capuchin. Any photos of the spider, howler, or squirrel monkeys? I would love to see them!

  11. Hi,
    What an unusual monkey, I love his colouring, very much 2 tone, with the black arms and legs but a light caramel colour as well, very nice. Great shots.

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