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Scientific Name: Cebus apella

Range: Central and South America

Habitat: Highly wooded areas like mangroves and rainforests

Diet:  Omnivores

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

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