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Monkeys Are The True “Nutcracker” Kings

April Truitt December 01, 2010

The Nutcracker ballet may feature a mouse king, but wild bearded capuchin monkeys are the real nut-cracking kings. New research found that these animals put together their own nut-cracking devices and are experts at using them. The findings place wild bearded capuchin monkeys in the league of animal tool pros that are extremely selective about their instruments. Stars of this group include humans, chimpanzees, New Caledonian crows, and even earthworms.
Read more at Discovery News

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