This week’s spotlight is on McGill, a Whiteface Capuchin Monkey. McGill is roughly seven years old and came to Bee City as a rescue. A native of Central and South America, he is one of the most charismatic residents of Bee City and he gets that designation because he’s so cool.

McGill loves back rubs but only from Scott Biering, owner of Bee City, he says, “If I don’t come by and give him aback rub a day then he’s mad for a day or two. He loves to interact with people and he comes up and makes faces at them.”

McGill enjoys treats but they also have food that mimics the natural diet, it has meat shredded up in it because meat protein is part of their diet. Capuchin Monkeys weigh between 6 and 9 pounds and live approx. 15 yeas in the wild and 25 in captivity. The use there tail for balance but do not hand by it.

Capuchins are very intelligent and use tools for weapons and obtaining food. The also rub plants over their bodies for medicine and insect repellent. They are also used to assist the disabled in day-to-day tasks.

The capuchin monkey is typically used in movies and television and is the traditional “Organ Grinder” monkey.

McGill can be visited at the Bee City Zoo.