Experimental field study of problem‐solving using tools in free‐ranging capuchins (Sapajus nigritus, formerly Cebus nigritus)

@article{Garber2012ExperimentalFS,
  title={Experimental field study of problem‐solving using tools in free‐ranging capuchins (Sapajus nigritus, formerly Cebus nigritus)},
  author={Paul A. Garber and Daniela Fichtner Gomes and J{\'u}lio C{\'e}sar Bicca-Marques},
  journal={American Journal of Primatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={74}
}
Some populations of capuchins are reported to use tools to solve foraging problems in the wild. In most cases, this involves the act of pounding and digging. The use of probing tools by wild capuchins is considerably less common. Here we report on the results of an experimental field study conducted in southern Brazil designed to examine the ability of wild black‐horned capuchins (Sapajus nigritus) to use a wooden dowel as a lever or a probe to obtain an embedded food reward. A group of eight… 
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