WHITE FACED CAPUCHINS:
Five of FAR’s white-faced capuchins were rescued from an abandoned roadside zoo in Sarasota, FL in 2002. Tattoos on their faces led FAR to believe they were former research animals. Only weeks old, HADJI had been stolen before the rescue, but four months later was surrendered to authorities and reunited at FAR with his mother, WENDY. (What a heartwarming reunion that was!)
All of the males were sterilized upon arrival to prevent breeding, but WENDY was already pregnant when she arrived at FAR, resulting in the birth of HARLEY in 2003 (one of very few animals born at the sanctuary since we prevent all breeding at the sanctuary).
DIET: The white-faced capuchins receive 4 pounds of food daily. Their diet consists of special, nutrionally balanced primate biscuits along with fresh fruits, vegetbles and nuts.
SANCTUARY HABITAT: Four separate habitats are connected to one another, where the capuchins climb and play, surrounding a large oak tree. If they are getting along they play together, but are separated into smaller groups if they become aggressive toward one another. Capuchins have a 40-45 year life span.
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