Capuchin Monkey Pet
The capuchin monkeys are New World monkeys of the subfamily Cebinae. They are readily identified as the “organ grinder” monkey, and have been used in many movies and television shows. The range of capuchin monkeys includes some tropical forests in Central America and South America as far south as northern Argentina. In Central America, where they are called white-faced monkeys (“carablanca”), they usually occupy the wet lowland forests on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and Panama and deciduous dry forest on the Pacific coast.
Etymology of Capuchins
Moreover, the word “capuchin” derives from a group of friars named the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, an offshoot from the Franciscans, who wear brown robes with large hoods. When Portuguese explorers reached the Americas in the 15th century, they found small monkeys whose coloring resembled these friars, especially when in their robes with hoods down, and named them capuchins. When the scientists described a specimen (thought to be a golden-bellied capuchin) they noted that: “his muzzle of a tanned color,… with the lighter color around his eyes that melts into the white at the front, his cheeks, give him the looks that involuntarily reminds us of the appearance that historically in our country represents ignorance, laziness, and sensuality.” The scientific name of the genus, Cebus comes from the Greek word kêbos, meaning a long-tailed monkey.[ux_banner_grid] [col_grid span=”4″] [ux_image id=”343″ image_size=”original” width=”89″ image_hover=”fade-out”] [/col_grid] [col_grid span=”8″] [ux_banner height=”500px” bg_overlay=”rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.31)”] [text_box width=”89″ width__sm=”60″ position_x=”5″ position_y=”5″] [ux_text font_size=”0.75″ text_color=”rgb(77, 184, 51)”]