This Costa Rican white-headed capuchin monkey took a couple of second before deciding to leave the scene. Later, he came back with friends that were very happy to show me their teeth! I decided not to risk it myself either.
White-headed capuchin (Cebus capucinus) are New World monkeys of the subfamily Cebinae. The range of capuchin monkeys includes Central America and South America as far south as northern Argentina. In Central America, they usually occupy the wet lowland forests on Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and Panama and deciduous dry forest on the Pacific coast.
Cebus capucinusCopyright August 2016Costa RicaNew World monkeyscapuchin monkey maledeciduous dry forest on the Pacific coast.monkeys on wet lowland forests on Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and Panamasubfamily Cebinaewhiteheaded capuchin monkey