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Listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List, yellow-breasted capuchins are still declining in their native Brazilian tropical rainforests.
Solanus Casey, a Capuchin Franciscan "who would provide soup for the hungry, kind words for the troubled and a healing touch for the ill," will be beatified Nov.
Masonry work for the renovation of the Chapel of the Capuchins.
Without the intention of making a stone tool, and with the right rock types, capuchins produce objects that are shaped like stone tools," says Oxford primatologist and archaeologist Susana Carvalho, who did not participate in the new study.
Wild-bearded capuchin monkeys in Brazil have been observed creating sharp-edged stone flakes - similar to primitive stone tools - unintentionally while they deliberately break stones to extract minerals and lichens from within them.
The researchers think that differences in the response of humans and capuchins could stem from the different experiences that monkeys and people have with markets and how they behave.
Arriving after a 180-day pregnancy for its 15-year-old mum, it means the number of capuchins at the zoo has risen to eight.
Quick minds and nimble fingers don't just mean that capuchins make excellent carers, they're also popular as animal extras on TV and film sets.
DAY Her book, The Girl With No Name, details her relationship with the capuchins, and how she eventually left the rainforest only to end up in an even worse predicament.
The Capuchins, so named for their hooded habits, exist in austerity and poverty--such austerity, in fact, that it makes being locked behind bars sound appealing.
Widely known in popular media for their cleverness, dexterity and trainability, capuchins enjoy a distinction that makes them especially compelling to scholars of the evolution of behaviour.
Three years after his ordination the Bishop of Mangalore permitted him to join the Capuchins, where he took the religious name - Augustine.