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Year of the Monkey: Tool Use in Monkeys

Crack It Open! How Monkeys Use Tools to Get Food Article Summary by Breanne Cyr, Primates Incorporated Volunteer For a video demonstration of tool use in Burmese Long-Tailed Macaques, view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjHXETaQ_c4 Think of the various ways humans use forks and knives to eat their food: some use a fork in…
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Year of the Monkey: Stump-tailed Macaques

Stump-tailed Macaques By Breanne Cyr, Primates Incorporated Volunteer Physical Characteristics As its name implies, the stump-tailed macaque, otherwise known as the “bear macaque” or “Macaca arctoides,” get its name from its short tail and thick, dark brown hair (1,2,4).  Its tail is hairless and only measures between 0.12 and 2.7…