Capuchin & Spider Monkeys

Yesterday was the Howler Monkey with the other two types in the Caribbean lowlands today, the White-faced Capuchin Monkey and the Central American Spider Monkey.

White-faced Capuchin Monkey in the Rain, Tortuguero NP, Limón, Costa Rica

Below is a two-photo gallery on each species plus a link to the trip gallery for each where I have several more photos, plus links to my Costa Rica galleries of each where I have even more photos from my 8 years of living in Costa Rica. Enjoy!  🙂

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The Other 3 Monkey Species

There are four species of monkeys in Costa Rica and the Osa Peninsula is one of the few places you can find all four species. Monday in my “People Watching?” Post I included a photo of a Central American Spider Monkey along with an owl photo, both seemed to be watching me as much I was them! 🙂 Click either link above to see that Spider Monkey. And below are my photos from here of the other 3 species found in Costa Rica: Mantled Howler Monkey, White-faced Capuchin Monkey and the small Squirrel Monkey (featured photo) . . .

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White-faced Capuchin at Caño Negro

One of the most common monkeys in Costa Rica and I think the most aggressive in their begging tourists for food are also often the most “human-like” or fun to watch. Here’s a few shots I got at Caño Negro and you can see a lot more in my Gallery White-faced Capuchin from all over Costa Rica. You can also learn more about them on Wikipedia. CLICK images below to see larger:

Other Monkey Blog Posts from This Arenal Trip:

More of My Monkey Photos

“I learned the way a monkey learns by watching its parents.” 

—Prince Charles

¡Pura Vida!