Human impact on the activities and social behaviour of urban capuchin monkeys

Human impact on the activities and social behaviour of urban capuchin monkeys

To better understand how primates adapt to the increasing presence of humans, researchers monitored a group of 17 capuchin monkeys for a year and a half. Confined to a green area in the municipality of Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil) and frequented by city government officers and casual visitors, the primates were found to spend more time searching for food, but less in eating, resting and socializing.
To better understand how primates adapt to the increasing presence of humans, researchers monitored a group of 17 capuchin monkeys for a year and a half. Confined to a green area in the municipality of Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil) and frequented by city government officers and casual visitors, the primates were found to spend more time searching for food, but less in eating, resting and socializing. […]

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