A comparison of tool-use based enrichments for capuchin monkeys (Sapajus xanthosternos)

Last changed: 21 May 2021
Image of scientific poster. Author: Marie Ebbestad

Marie Ebbestad, Ethology and Animal Welfare - Bachelor´s programme


Two tool-use based enrichment devices of varying difficulty were created for capuchins (Sapajus xanthosternos) at Parken Zoo in Eskilstuna, Sweden. The devices required using sticks as tools to get access to feed in tubes. The purpose was to investigate whether one variant was preferred over the other, and if the enrichment helped promote welfare and expression of natural behaviours for the capuchins.


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About me

Marie Ebbestad

My name is Marie Ebbestad and I am a student at the bachelor's programme Ethology and Animal Welfare. I have always wanted to study animals and their behaviour, and in the future I see myself working with conservation efforts or animal welfare.