Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Capuchin Monkey

Capuchin Monkey, a popular name for any species or individual of the genus Cebus, ranging from Costa Rica to Paraguay, derived from the fact that the disposition of the hair round the face somewhat resembles the hood of a Capuchin friar. They are small in size, lively and affectionate, and possessed of considerable intelligence. Rengger taught one which he kept as a pet to open nuts by breaking them with a stone. C albifrons, C. fatuellus the Brown, and C. capucinus, the Weeper Capuchin, are the best known of the eighteen species.