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"Monkeys" Wildlife Tip by zrim

Wildlife, Costa Rica: 12 reviews and 19 photos

  White-throated Capuchin
by zrim

Costa Rica boasts four species of endemic monkeys: the mantled howler monkey, the squirrel monkey, the spider monkey and the fellow we see here, the white-throated capuchin. We saw all but the squirrel monkey.

the best way to spot a monkey is to listen for the rustle of branches or leaves and then try to spot the moving branches. Once the general vicinity is located bring out the binoculars and try to find the dark moving limbs of the monkey. Or you can get lucky and be accosted by a cheeky monkey who plops down onto a frond at eye level.

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  • Updated Jan 7, 2004
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