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.
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 ... watch video
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 ... watch video
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'.
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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 ... watch video
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Feb. 27, 2013 Bearded capuchin monkeys deliberately place palm nuts in a stable position on a surface before trying to crack them open, revealing their capacity to use tactile information to improve tool ... read more
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