Tool use in wild capuchin monkeys (Cebus albifrons trinitatis)

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White-fronted capuchins were observed to use leaves as cups to retrieve water from tree cavities. On multiple occasions several individuals performed this behavior. Thus, these capuchins engage in habitual tool use, as defined by McGrew's classificatory scheme of tool using behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-261
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Primatology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Cebus
  • Tool use
  • White-fronted capuchin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology


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