Social Enrichment

Monkeys are very social creatures. Same species companionship is the most important enrichment you can provide your monkey. Unrelated, black capped capuchins (Cebus apella) big brother enjoys carrying his younger brother on his back.
Monkeys in captivity exhibit the same social group grooming sessions when given the opportunity. Unrelated, crab-eating java macaques (Macaca fascicularis) brother and sister groom younger sister while she naps.
Crab-eating, java macaques (Macaca fascicularis) are big groomers. The elders of the troop, even though unrelated, spend a good portion of their day grooming the youngest members of the troop.
Social interaction is a vital part of a nonhuman primate's life. Social companionship can often work between different subspecies. Two capuchins (Cebus), white face (Cebus capucinus) and black capped (Cebus apella) enjoy social play.








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