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On Assignment: Monkeys Use Stones to Crack Nuts


Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, unusual )

Marty
- 1452 days ago - video.nationalgeographic.com
December 6, 2012--In the Brazilian Cerrado, a National Geographic explorer is studying how bearded capuchin monkeys learned to expertly use stone tools to crack open palm nuts.



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Teresa W (789)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 7:57 am
interesting
 

katie edwards (1)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 8:14 am
They're very intelligent and extraordinary creatures, yet we still torture them in experimenting labs and keep them locked up for public viewing in zoo's. What a disgrace.
 

mar l ene dinkins (267)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 1:35 pm
noted!!!! interesting!!!!! thnx
 

Terry V (30)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 4:32 pm
thanks
 

Bob P (401)
Monday December 17, 2012, 8:29 am
thanks
 

Robert O (12)
Monday December 17, 2012, 4:06 pm
Thanks Marty.
 

Irine L (0)
Monday December 17, 2012, 5:56 pm
amazing
 

Dolores D (102)
Monday December 17, 2012, 6:28 pm
That's interesting...thanks
 

Kerrie G (118)
Monday December 17, 2012, 7:06 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Bruno Moreira (61)
Monday December 17, 2012, 10:19 pm
cool
 

Veronica C (32)
Monday December 17, 2012, 10:22 pm
Their intelligence doesn't even surprise me anymore.
 

Suzanne Site Problems (129)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 7:37 am
TY Marty. I have seen something else about monkeys bashing coconuts or other hard foods with rocks. I some cases bits of rock chipped off. I wonder if this is how human ancestors discovered stone tools.
 

Missy G (24)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 4:03 pm
They are so intelligent
 
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