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Capuchin Monkeys More Than Just a Pretty Face

October 30, 2011
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After 20 years of study, scientists say the Capuchin monkeys in Argentina's Atlantic Forest are more sophisticated than previously thought and despite their small size, could tell us a lot about the origin of human intelligence.

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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 17, 2014) — A group of female capuchin monkeys in northern Brazil have developed an unusual method of attracting male sexual partners when they're in heat; they throw rocks at them. Writing in November's online journal, PLOS ONE, researchers say the practice could mark the evolution of learned behavior, peculiar to one specific group. Ben Gruber reports.
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Red Howler Monkeys Re Inserted Into Colombia's Wild

Red Howler Monkeys Re Inserted Into Colombia's Wild

AFP (Dec. 18, 2013) — Eight red howler monkeys, an endangered species who had been under the care of Colobia's Santafe zoo, have been released into the wild. They were part of a program which returns to their habitats domesticated monkeys sold by traffickers to travelers.
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Capuchin Monkey Enjoys a Banana

Capuchin Monkey Enjoys a Banana

Rumble (Jan. 13, 2015) — Now this is one hungry monkey! Watch as this Capuchin eats every bite of a giant Chiquita banana. He even knows how to peel it correctly! Credit to 'MonkeyBoo'. Video provided by Rumble
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Woman Talks to CBC About Memoir of Childhood Among the Monkeys

Woman Talks to CBC About Memoir of Childhood Among the Monkeys

CBC (Apr. 30, 2013) — The opening story about being kidnapped as a child of four and abandoned in the jungle, where she lived with monkeys, is just the first incredible incident of the new book 'The Girl With No Name'.
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