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Capuchin Monkey Disapproves of Inequality in Viral Video

Capuchin Monkey Disapproves of Inequality in Viral Video
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A capuchin monkey expresses extreme disapproval of inequality in a video that Dr. Frans de Waal presented at TED Talks and is now going viral. The monkey thought he was getting grapes like his friend, but instead got a less favorable cucumber. He was very unhappy about it. Photo Credit: Armando Maynez via Flickr.

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9:34AM PDT on Aug 22, 2014

Thanks for posting.

5:01PM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

I guess it's OK if he eventually got grapes...and soon after they did the other experiments in a naturalistic setting

2:06AM PDT on Apr 14, 2013

Not sure ethically if this is a great video. Well firstly they are in cages. Secondly they are being used for research and thirdly they are being pretty cruel to one of them and monkeys by nature are highly intelligent and that monkey knew he/she was fed up being used. That wasnt a teasing joke it was mean in finding out who riled he/she would be.

Nope, wasnt impressed however I WAS IMPRESSED.shouting here that this clever monkey demonstrated that it didnt like being fooled around with. Whats good for the 'goose' is good for the 'gander' attitude is good. So what they were demonstrating about what just that...... equal food when there are more than one......anything!

6:19PM PDT on Apr 4, 2013

Thank you Chris, for Sharing this!

4:39AM PST on Feb 24, 2013

Great video.

8:27AM PST on Feb 6, 2013

Isn't that cruel! I'm sure that poor thing suffered emotionally during this test. Why would you deliberately hurt a little thing's feelings? Give them ALL grapes and get them away from people like this!

8:24AM PST on Dec 20, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

10:31AM PST on Nov 4, 2012

Smarter than most politicians

2:09AM PDT on Sep 13, 2012

Thank you.

4:39AM PDT on Sep 9, 2012


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