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Capuchin Monkeys More Than Just a Pretty Face

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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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