Capuchin Culture

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An intimate portrait of a family of capuchin monkeys living in the harsh, semi-arid forest of north-eastern Brazil. These monkeys must rely on all their ingenuity and remarkable skills to survive here. If they want to become independent, youngsters must inherit the strategies of their group: hunting, finding water, digging to extract roots, and even using stone tools to crack open palm nuts.

Accessible for free April 18-25.


  • Director: Luca Antonio Marino

  • Producers: Luca Antonio Marino, Fraser Durie, Fiona Pitcher, Phillip James

  • Duration: 12:22

  • Category: Student


Behind-the-scenes interview with the director, Luca Antonio Marino (6 min.) Watch Now.
More on the intelligence of monkeys from NatGeoWild in the accompanying videos. Watch Now.

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