When I was a teenager, I lived with a brown capuchin
monkey ("Monkey Business: Do the quirks of capuchins make them creatures with culture?
Researchers teaching brown capuchin
monkeys to swap tokens for food found they would reject a piece of cucumber if they saw another monkey being given a grape instead.
Archbishop Sean O'Malley's arrival in Boston has created strong new interest in the Capuchins, especially since O'Malley wears his brown Capuchin
habit and makes constant references to his Franciscan formation.
Female brown capuchin
monkeys tend to turn uncooperative, and sometimes even throw things, if they see a neighbor receiving a lovely grape in exchange for the same token that gets them only a cucumber, according to Sarah Brosnan of Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Atlanta.
O'Malley's garb--he favors the traditional brown Capuchin
habit and sandals--provided yet another indication that the city was getting a different kind of archbishop.