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Cinnamon Capuchin

DESCRIPTION

Male cinnamon capuchins usually weigh an average of 3.4 kg (7.5 lb) and the females an average of 2.9 kg (6.4 lb).

This primate is usually maroon-white or palomino and creamy white.

It has short  fingers and an opposable thumb.  Like  other  capuchin species its premolars are large and it has square-shaped molar with a thick enamel to help with cracking nuts.

HABITAT

The cinnamon capuchin is found throughout the Amazon in a variety of forest types.

DIET

All species of capuchin tend to have a rather similar diet in broad terms; they are omnivores, eating fruits and small invertebrates, small vertebrates and birds’ eggs, which they forage at all levels of the forest, frequently descending to the forest floor.

It is extremely good at manipulating objects, and spends a great deal of time examining dry leaves from which it collects invertebrates.

WHERE DO THEY LIVE?

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CONSERVATION STATUS

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