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Department of Primatology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

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. 


Manipulative Monkeys 

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.


Family Trees

Trailer for a documentary about the Capuchins of Lomas Barbudal, filmed and co-produced by Keith Heyward, one of my amazing former assistants.


Pax Natura

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.


Living Links

Center for the Advanced Study of Human and Ape Evolution, where I conducted my master’s research with Dr. Frans de Waal.



My research was made possible by financial support from the following organizations.