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Cocktail-Loving Monkeys (video)

Some people choose to stay away from alcohol, while others would do anything for more… apparently the same is true in the animal kingdom.

The origins of imbibing are similar for humans and monkeys. Our taste for alcohol began from scouring the forests for ripe, fermenting fruit. In recent history, Vervet monkeys have developed a sneakier way to indulge near beach bars in the Caribbean.

When it comes to the love of cocktails, humans and monkeys are more similar than one might think.

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6:49PM PDT on Apr 15, 2013

noted

5:48PM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

Animals that live in close proximity to mankind end up ingesting many things that they otherwise would not. The bears at Yellowstone, the squirrels at New York's Central Park, seagulls at any people populated beach, and the list goes on and on...
Some places post signs asking people to NOT feed the wildlife.... good idea!
The video was sparkling... what a beautiful Island is St Kits... the monkeys so beautiful too....

1:55AM PDT on May 1, 2012

wow

6:21PM PDT on Oct 2, 2011

they are probably more attracted to the fruity sweetness of the drinks and maybe then their bodies crave more alcohol, its easy food really for them.

7:00AM PDT on Jul 2, 2011

funny...

10:02AM PDT on Jun 27, 2011

I've seen this before on TV. Definitely don't want to leave your drink unattended.

5:04PM PDT on Jun 23, 2011

so weird

10:13AM PDT on Jun 22, 2011

Funny and disturbing at the same time...

5:52AM PDT on Jun 22, 2011

so, keeping monkeys away from alcohol
1) remove the monkeys, scare them away or ship them elsewhere

2) don't serve alcohol in public. make it illegal to have cocktails outside, even in outdoor resturant and cafe

1 or 2?

9:20AM PDT on Jun 21, 2011

omg that is hilarioius!

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