Saturday, April 25, 2015

Mysore Zoo - Tufted Capuchin

Mysore Zoo is the most popular zoo at Mysore in India. There are various wild animals and birds at the zoo. One among them is Tufted Capuchin and and it is native of South America.



It is recognized by its characteristic head coloration, a black or dark brown cap with dark sideburns. The tail is prehensile and helps to control risky movements, assist in changes in direction and to stabilize the Capuchin while feeding in its characteristic seated posture.


They are social animals forming groups of 8 to 15 animals. It has a lifespan of 35 to 40 years.



Fruits are a large part of their diet. Vegetation, seeds, eggs, insects, reptiles, birds and small mammals are also consumed frequently. Wild tufted Capuchin are capable of using tools to open up otherwise inaccessible fruits, the husks of which it cannot open in its teeth or jaws.

22 comments:

Adam Jones said...

I love that baby. So cute.

Margaret Adamson said...

The baby is so cute,

Cloudia said...

nice to see





ALOHA from Honolulu,
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Wandering Wren said...

Yay, I've been to Mysore, but not to the zoo, the little baby monkey is cute, I remember being rather wary of Monkeys on India!
Have a great weekend
Wren x

sandyland said...

1st looks human

Phil Slade said...

Nice ones Rajesh. Yes that tail looks very strong doesn't it?

Marie C said...

Great looking photos and such interesting info on these handsome monkey.

bailey-road.com said...

The little Capuchin looks so absorbed in his project.

TexWisGirl said...

they are very cute and very agile!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice shots, I forget that there are monkeys in South America, too.
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Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh!
Fabulous shots!
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Wish you a great weekend!

Mama Zen said...

They are so cute!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Very nice images, with that green background!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Cute monkeys. The baby is adorable.

Bob Bushell said...

I've never heard of Capuchin, excellent pictures.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I always think it is so amazing to know that some other animals (besides us;))) can use tools!

Jeevan said...

Ever seen this kind of monkeys! Nice describe about them

Arun Prasadh said...

Mysore zoo was a good one.

Yogi Saraswat said...

Nice to visit with you here on this beautiful place.

Ravish Mani said...

Lovely captures. Like the last one most for the stretching pose.

ArchanaC Kapoor said...

super cute :-)

purba chakraborty said...

Wonderful pics :)