Tiny human-like hands make the capuchin monkeys valuable as helpers to people who are paralyzed from the neck down. Some tasks that the monkeys perform include: fetching food and drinks, retrieving dropped items, and inserting video tapes, cassettes, and computer disks. With a life span of about forty years, these monkeys also become beloved companions.
"Middle grade animal lovers seeking report topics will want to know about these slim volumes in the new Animals with Jobs series...these are lively introductions to specialized topics that will grab student interest. Numerous photographs of varying quality further support the material."
-- Booklist (April 2002)
Price: US $29.15