Department of Primatology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
phone.: +49 (341) 3550 - 200
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 299
The Lomas Barbudal Capuchin Monkey Project
is dedicated to understanding the complex social lives and minds of White-Faced capuchin monkeys. With 23 years and counting of detailed, longitudinal, multidisciplinary, non-invasive research, this project possesses a unique dataset, essential to address particularly challenging questions about such long-lived animals.
Dr. Susan Perry
Founder of the Lomas Barbudal Capuchin Monkey Project and one of my advisors.
Adopt a Capuchin
Tune into the drama and action of the life of a capuchin through regular updates over Facebook when you adopt one or more of the characters in the real life soap monkey opera.
An entertaining and educational ethnographic account of the quirks, character and capabilities of the capuchins of Lomas Barbudal and the odd life of those who study them.
Trailer for a documentary about the Capuchins of Lomas Barbudal, filmed and co-produced by Keith Heyward, one of my amazing former assistants.
Seeks to sequester carbon by privately purchasing and protecting land in Costa Rica from deforestation. Founding Trustee, Carlos Jimenez Freer, has provided invaluable support to the Lomas Barbudal Monkey Project through his influence and by providing both the researchers and the monkeys a home base.
Center for the Advanced Study of Human and Ape Evolution, where I conducted my master’s research with Dr. Frans de Waal.