Use of a club by a wild white‐faced capuchin ( Cebus capucinus ) to attack a venomous snake ( Bothrops asper )

Use of a club by a wild white‐faced capuchin ( Cebus capucinus ) to attack a venomous snake (... In Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, an adult male Cebus capucinus was observed repeatedly hitting a venomous snake (Bothropsasper) with a branch. Initially a large dead branch overhanging the snake had been broken off in the course of aggressive displays to the snake by the adult and two subadult males. The snake's escape was apparently prevented by the weight of the fallen branch and possibly by the injuries caused by its fall. This is the first direct observation of a capuchin monkey in a natural habitat using a tool. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Primatology Wiley

Use of a club by a wild white‐faced capuchin ( Cebus capucinus ) to attack a venomous snake ( Bothrops asper )

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Abstract

In Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, an adult male Cebus capucinus was observed repeatedly hitting a venomous snake (Bothropsasper) with a branch. Initially a large dead branch overhanging the snake had been broken off in the course of aggressive displays to the snake by the adult and two subadult males. The snake's escape was apparently prevented by the weight of the fallen branch and possibly by the injuries caused by its fall. This is the first direct observation of a capuchin monkey in a natural habitat using a tool.

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American Journal of PrimatologyWiley

Published: Jan 1, 1988

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