This charming little Brown Capuchin monkey would make the perfect addition to an oddities or primate collection. The mount is free-standing, meaning that it does not need a base. This small South American monkey is in a climbing pose with one hand to its mouth as if it has just stuffed a bite of food into its mouth. The hair has beautiful coloring of taupe and brown. The face is in a relaxed, natural expression with the somewhat out-of-alignment teeth displayed. The expert detailing and craftsmanship of this mount earns our taxidermy quality rating of Excellent. An exceptional addition for the oddities collection, museum or primate-themed decor.
Product Rating: Excellent
Approximate Mount Dimensions: 24" tall X 30" wide X 17" deep
Sits on its own on any sufficiently sized horizontal surface.
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About the Brown Capuchin Monkey
Scientific Name: Sapajus apella
Brown or Tufted, Capuchins are a South American species, classed as Least Concern by IUCN, found primarily in Brazil, around the Amazon Basin. They occupy tropical rainforests as well as savannah forests, mangroves and varzea (seasonally inundated forests).
Group sizes can vary between 6-30 individuals but on average there will be 18. Hierarchies exist with males being the most dominant. The number of females will equal/exceed the numbers of males within a group. There will be an alpha male and dominant females at the head of the group. The position of alpha male is an important one and he will be challenged by the lower ranking monkeys when they feel they are strong enough to overpower him. Being alpha has many advantages as he will get the pick of the food, and the females. This social structure allows for the more dominant and fit monkey’s genes to be passed on more easily than the weaker monkeys on the periphery.