Capuchin monkeys' manual dexterity is one reason they can assist quadriplegic humans.

Capuchin monkeys' manual dexterity is one reason they can assist quadriplegic humans.

Capuchin Monkeys are native to South America.  They are intelligent and learn quickly.  They are not very good as pets, and owners often receive severe bites.

Capuchin Monkeys are native to South America. They are intelligent and learn quickly. They are not very good as pets, and owners often receive severe bites.

Capuchin Monkey Needs a New Family.

Capuchin Monkey Needs a New Family.

Another secret: Capuchin monkeys “are highly loss-averse in economic exchanges,” writes the book’s narrator, Lewis Blackwell. In an experiment at Yale University, “six capuchins were required to buy food treats with tokens. They quickly demonstrated an understanding of pricing and budgeting.”

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Another secret: Capuchin monkeys “are highly loss-averse in economic exchanges,” writes the book’s narrator, Lewis Blackwell. In an experiment at Yale University, “six capuchins were required to buy food treats with tokens. They quickly demonstrated an understanding of pricing and budgeting.”

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