Spontaneous Tool Use by Wild Capuchin Monkeys (Cebus libidinosus) in the Cerrado

  title={Spontaneous Tool Use by Wild Capuchin Monkeys (Cebus libidinosus) in the Cerrado},
  author={Isabel Waga and Andr{\'e} Dacier and Patricia Ribeiro Salgado Pinha and Maria Clotilde Henriques Tavares},
  journal={Folia Primatologica},
  pages={337 - 344}
Among primates, only chimpanzees and orang-utans are credited with customary tool use in nature. Among monkeys, capuchins stand out with respect to the number of accounts of tool use. However, the majority of capuchin tool use observations reported in nature is anecdotal or idiosyncratic. In this report, we documented the stone pounding of dry fruits (Hymenea courbaril and Acrocomia aculeata) in two wild free-ranging groups of Cebus libidinosus in the Brasilia National Park, a preserved area… 

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