Posts Tagged 'primate'

Baby Colobus Monkey at The Saint Louis Zoo [video]

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Tool-wielding Monkeys Push Shellfish To Edge Of Extinction

According to NewScientist –

HUMANS aren’t the only primate to have pushed their prey towards extinction. Monkeys have also over-exploited animals for food. Long-tailed macaques forage for shellfish on islands off Thailand, then crack them open with stone tools. They target the largest rock oysters, bludgeoning them with stone hammers, and pry open the meatiest snail and crab shells with the flattened edges of their tools. These macaques are one of three primates that use stone tools, alongside chimpanzees in Africa and bearded capuchins in South America. “Stone tools open up an opportunity for foods they otherwise wouldn’t even be able to harvest,” says Lydia Luncz at the University of Oxford.

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Meet The Bald Uakari Monkey [video]

Just A Few Pictures Of Monkeys

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CoolDigitalPhotography presents a few photos of monkeys.

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Monkey Learns To Make Fire, Cook Food

DailyMail reports –

Eagerly he collects wood from the ground, snaps the branches into small pieces and carefully balances them in a pile. Then, taking care not to burn himself, he gently strikes a match and gets ready for a fry-up. Like all red-blooded males, Kanzi loves messing around with a barbecue. But then, as these extraordinary pictures show, Kanzi is no man. He is a bonobo – pygmy chimpanzee – and his love of fire is challenging the way that we think about our closest relatives in the animal kingdom.

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