Even monkeys need some confidence in their life.
It is known that Common Squirrel monkeys travel with the Brown capuchin monkeys through the forest. In general the Squirrel group is larger than the Capuchin group as they are smaller and vulnerable as an individual. I followed such a group near the lodge and it was clear that traveling in a group can boost the confidence of such a little creature.
Here I spotted one of the little rascals right above my head. It wasn't shy at all and even looked straight into my camera. After a while it held its little hand out as of maybe trying to greet me or trying to make a gesture. Who knows!
And not far from this confident monkey I spotted one Brown Capuchin Monkey with the total opposite attitude. It was a bit shy and after discovering my presence it was hiding behind a maripa tree. From time to time it was peeping to see if I was still there. After a while it finally found the courage to grab some maripa nuts and move further. In a way it was a good thing too as this Capuchin monkey wasn't sure if I could be trusted so it took no risk. Life in the wilderness can be unpredictable.
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