Scientific Name: Cebus apella
Range: Central and South America
Habitat: Highly wooded areas like mangroves and rainforests
Life Span: 25 years
Description: Highly intelligent new world monkeys. They have been observed using rocks as tools to break open hard shells of dried fruit pits to get the nut inside. They have also been known to grind up leaves of certain plants to act as an insect repellent.
Family Life: They live in colonies of up to 40 monkeys. They are highly social and spend most of their days grooming each other and looking for food.
Status in the Wild: Least Concern
The Zoo is now CLOSED for the season.
We will reopen Spring 2019.
Open Daily: closed to closed
Weekends: closed to closed
Seniors (Age 62+): $7.00
Children (Ages 1 to 12): $5.00