the effect of human development on mammal populations of the punta leona private wildlife refuge, costa rica.the effect of human development on six diurnal mammal species was studied using transects in the punta leona private wildlife refuge, puntarenas, costa rica during the dry season months of march and april 2006. individuals/km was recorded for each species in more developed (md) (near paved roads, buildings, construction, or deforested trees) and less developed areas (ld) (secondary forest). the white-faced capuchin monkey (cebus capucinus) (n = 233), coatimundi (nasua narica) (n = 46), and centr ...200919637721
extraction of hermit crabs from their shells by white-faced capuchin monkeys (cebus capucinus).we observed two capuchin monkeys (cebus capucinus) feeding on hermit crabs (coenobita compressus) on the coast, and the tactics they used to extract this well-protected prey. the observations took place during the dry season at playa escondida beach, puntarenas, costa rica. the capuchins descended from trees at the back edge of the beach to capture passing hermit crabs. both capuchins extracted the hermit crabs from their protective shells by holding the shell with one hand and pulling the crab ...201727682241
ecotourism and primate habituation: behavioral variation in two groups of white-faced capuchins (cebus capucinus) from costa rica.the increase of ecotourism operations within costa rica during the last 20 yrs has brought more and more humans into close, direct contact with several wildlife species. one of these species is the white-faced capuchin (cebus capucinos), highly gregarious, and with exposure over time, willing to come into close vicinity of humans and their developments. such contact has its advantages and disadvantages for the ecotourism industry. we observed white-faced monkeys in order to assess the impact of ...201425412523
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