Meet the most successful partners in crime at Manuel Antonio National Park: white-headed capuchin monkeys. When they’re not napping in trees or lying on the beach, these apes run elaborate Mission Impossible-style heists to swipe snacks, drinks and other delicious treats from unsuspecting hikers.
When visiting this national park in Costa Rica, there’s no question whose home you’re entering. These furry creatures run the park and eagerly wait for the perfect moment to collect a toll from guests.
According to the Rainforest Alliance, capuchin monkeys usually live in large groups, ranging in size from 10 to 35 monkeys. They can also easily adapt to places inhabited by humans, such as Manuel Antonio National Park, which is the most popular national park in Costa Rica.
Whether they’re cruising the rainforest in pairs or travelling in troops, these monkeys love to partner up when they’re searching for food.