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Jul

Wild monkeys use researchers as ‘human shields’Samango monkeys in South Africa have figured out how to capitalize on their predators’ wariness of humans, raising doubts about our ability to observe the ‘natural’ behavior of such clever wildlife.

Wild monkeys use researchers as ‘human shields’
Samango monkeys in South Africa have figured out how to capitalize on their predators’ wariness of humans, raising doubts about our ability to observe the ‘natural’ behavior of such clever wildlife.

21

May

Monkey Buffet FestivalDon’t worry, the monkeys aren’t in the buffet here. Rather, the buffet is for the monkeys. The Monkey Buffet Festival, held in Lopburi, Thailand, involves serving up a five-star buffet meal for local monkeys. Around 3,000 monkeys feast on almost 9,000 pounds of fruits, vegetables and cakes, elegantly laid out for them on tables and picnic blankets.10 of the world’s weirdest festivals

Monkey Buffet Festival
Don’t worry, the monkeys aren’t in the buffet here. Rather, the buffet is for the monkeys. The Monkey Buffet Festival, held in Lopburi, Thailand, involves serving up a five-star buffet meal for local monkeys. Around 3,000 monkeys feast on almost 9,000 pounds of fruits, vegetables and cakes, elegantly laid out for them on tables and picnic blankets.
10 of the world’s weirdest festivals

15

Apr

Some monkeys are very monogamousTrue genetic monogamy is in fact extremely rare, even among the most faithful of animals, but a few species can manage it.

Some monkeys are very monogamous
True genetic monogamy is in fact extremely rare, even among the most faithful of animals, but a few species can manage it.

20

Nov

Why do monkeys and apes have such colorful faces?Facial complexity appeared to depend on the size of the monkeys’ social group, and those with larger groups had more diverse faces.

Why do monkeys and apes have such colorful faces?
Facial complexity appeared to depend on the size of the monkeys’ social group, and those with larger groups had more diverse faces.

01

Aug

Many animal species display facial expressions, but expressions are particularly developed in primates. In fact, some primates, such as chimpanzees, have complex facial expressions with many physical and functional similarities to humans. Here’s a look at some of our favorite photos of expressive primates — from grumpy gorillas to spooked spider monkeys.7 primates with expressive faces

Many animal species display facial expressions, but expressions are particularly developed in primates. In fact, some primates, such as chimpanzees, have complex facial expressions with many physical and functional similarities to humans. Here’s a look at some of our favorite photos of expressive primates — from grumpy gorillas to spooked spider monkeys.
7 primates with expressive faces

26

Apr

Wild monkeys eat what the locals are eating
Migratory monkeys will begin a diet of whatever is popular with another group of monkeys, even if it doesn’t taste very good.

Wild monkeys eat what the locals are eating

Migratory monkeys will begin a diet of whatever is popular with another group of monkeys, even if it doesn’t taste very good.

09

Apr

Monkey lip-smacking resembles human speech
Study findings suggest that rapidly closing and opening one’s mouth is an evolutionary pathway to speech.

Monkey lip-smacking resembles human speech

Study findings suggest that rapidly closing and opening one’s mouth is an evolutionary pathway to speech.

22

Mar

earthsfinest:

Are you looking at me. by Oat Vaiyaboon

earthsfinest:

Are you looking at me. by Oat Vaiyaboon

01

Mar

Monkey poses for police photo after getting caught trashing woman’s home
There was once a time when capuchin monkeys could move freely through the jungles of Brazil, mostly unfettered by the presence of towns and cities. But now, as more and more humans make themselves at home in the monkeys’ native habitat, capuchins have begun taking the liberty to trespass in return — and some seem quite pleased with themselves for doing so.

Monkey poses for police photo after getting caught trashing woman’s home

There was once a time when capuchin monkeys could move freely through the jungles of Brazil, mostly unfettered by the presence of towns and cities. But now, as more and more humans make themselves at home in the monkeys’ native habitat, capuchins have begun taking the liberty to trespass in return — and some seem quite pleased with themselves for doing so.

30

Jan

Who turned down the thermostat? Macaques want to knowA troop of Japanese macaque monkeys huddle together on Jan. 26 in an effort to shield themselves from freezing, snowy weather at Awajishima Monkey Center in Sumoto, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Also referred to as snow monkeys, Japanese macaques reside in the forests of northern Japan. They are famous for their peculiar wintertime activities, which include bathing in hot springs and engaging in epic snowball fights.

Who turned down the thermostat? Macaques want to know
A troop of Japanese macaque monkeys huddle together on Jan. 26 in an effort to shield themselves from freezing, snowy weather at Awajishima Monkey Center in Sumoto, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Also referred to as snow monkeys, Japanese macaques reside in the forests of northern Japan. They are famous for their peculiar wintertime activities, which include bathing in hot springs and engaging in epic snowball fights.