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patcheah

Joined October 2010

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Nikkon D7000
Nikkor 18-105mm
handheld
natural light
Taken at Melbourne zoo,Australia

From the internet:
They are native to Southern Central America.
Capuchin Monkeys have the largest brains of all the New World monkeys. Due to this fact and also due to the versatility of these monkeys, Capuchin Monkeys are used to help paralyzed people. In 1979, an occupational therapist had an idea of training Capuchin Monkeys to become companions and friends for people who are quadriplegics. As monkeys have hands similar to human hands, they are able to perform some meaningful and useful actions, like serving food, opening and closing the door, turning on and off lights, retrieving objects needed, brushing hair and etc. Raised with love and attention, Capuchin Monkeys make wonderful companions for disabled people.
Unfortunately, a lot of capuchins are being kept as pets and performing animals .
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