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Monkeys Create Amazing Mind-Boggling Secret Ritual At Colchester Zoo (Open For The Holidays!)

by | 4th, August 2011

DID you know that when mandrill monkeys at Colchester Zoo do not want to be disturbed they cover their face with a hand?

The Telegraph tells us that the gesture is unique “:

It’s a gesture thats never been seen before [by humans who bothered to record it], and experts believe its evidence of social culture among animals. They believe one of the mandrills made up the gesture and passed it on to her pals something thats common in humans but almost unheard of in animals.

The customary manner in which a monkey engages with solitude is to flick poo at a human or else wear headphones, go to their bedroom and turn the music up really loud.

The paper hears from Mark E. Laidre, an evolutionary biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, who reports on the mandrills in the Scientific American magazine. He has been observing mandrills for more than five years. Yep, for five long years mandrills

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