Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Capuchin monkeys

Please meet the capuchin monkeys, they live near the waterfall. Their name resembles the cowls worn by the Capuchin order of the Catholic friars with their "caps" of hair. They are commonly found in Central and South America and are considered the most intelligent New World monkeys. When we fed them, they looked around to check if no one was watching, grabbed the food and ran to the branches of the tree.

13 comments:

kenju said...

Good photos! I have always wanted to see them in their habitat, but when we went to Costa Rica, I saw no wildlife at all, except butterflies and a few iguanas.

Thanks for the visit, Cris. I can't believe you've seen Duke Chapel - but that is great!

Connie said...

They look like teeny tiny little people. Such great photos...Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Connie

Moi said...

hullo!!! and that was for the monkeys ...:D
they look cute there doing their Mowgli stuff...:)
and now a big hello for u ....Great shots, Cris!!! :)

shnaggy said...

wow nice shots cris. the capuchin monkeys and so with the waterfall with those bougainvilleas. what a tranquil place to be...

Cláudia said...

Cris, our country is really so beautiful. Could you tell me where is that place, if is not far away from here I'd like to visit with my family some weekend.

Your photos are really great!

Bye

Tammy said...

I can't imagine living in surroundings where I'd look up and see these little guys up in trees!
Thanks for sharing these great pictures!

Connie Peterson said...

How cool to see monkeys .. it makes my excitement about birds see a little silly. Wonderful pictures!

Cris said...

Hello dear friends... aren't they cute? Thanks for visiting!

Anna said...

Have you seen "The Night at the Museum"....you would like it....the monkey is so cute and is the same kind you are talking about here.

And I love the pretty roses Cris....

:) Have a good day.

Sonia said...

Great photos, Cris! They look adorable!

Mike said...

Neat pictures Cris. Not something you see everyday around my neck of the woods.

The roses are beautiful. I am fresh out of rose pictures I haven't used though.

Deana said...

Oh you keep making me want to come visit those falls! I love monkeys and couldn't imagine being out in freedom with them!

Kerri said...

What charming little creatures! Your kids must've really enjoyed them.
It's such fun to see wild animals in their native habitat. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos!