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Research reveals how new behaviors appear and spread among capuchin monkeys

05:50 EDT 24 Aug 2017 | Physorg.COM

One white-faced capuchin monkey sticks its fingers deep into the eye sockets of another capuchin it's friends with. A capuchin uses her ally's body parts to whack their common enemy. These behaviors become entrenched in the repertoires of the inventors. But in the first case, the behavior spreads to other group members, and in the second case it does not.

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