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On Assignment: Monkeys Use Stones to Crack Nuts

Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, unusual )

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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. (763)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 7:57 am

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.

Marlene Dinkins (268)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 1:35 pm
noted!!!! interesting!!!!! thnx

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

Bob P. (415)
Monday December 17, 2012, 8:29 am

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

Irine J. (0)
Monday December 17, 2012, 5:56 pm

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

Kerrie G. (135)
Monday December 17, 2012, 7:06 pm
Noted, thanks.

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

Veronica C. (39)
Monday December 17, 2012, 10:22 pm
Their intelligence doesn't even surprise me anymore.

Suzanne L. (133)
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.

Debra B. (24)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 4:03 pm
They are so intelligent
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