Capuchin Monkey Washes Himself With Rubbing Alcohol
Louie Ray is the newest troop member at Misfitland... We are still trying to figure out what his likes and dislikes are... He has been here 5 months now and each day something new is learned about him... After speakin with his previous Human it came out that she would often calm him with given him a bit of rubbing alcohol on a cotton for him to play with while she tended to him... I didn't have any cotton balls so I put some on a wash rag and handed to him... He INSTANTLY went to town scrubbin around on his whole body even rubbin it in with his tail.. capuchin monkeys are known for bathing with eucalyptus leaves in the wild.. We imagine this is what he is imitating with the alcohol as he smears it all over him.. I gotta hand it to her.. It sure was a HUGE hit that I would have never thought to do for him... Who knew???