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Monkeys invent new "fishing technique"

Posted on Friday, 11 March, 2011 | Comment icon 18 comments | News tip by: Karlis


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Capuchin monkeys have come up with their own tool-conserving method to fish for termites.

The technique has never been documented before, not even as a human technique. Having observed the monkeys using it researchers found that the method was indeed far more effective than anything anyone had previously come up with.

"The technique, reported in the latest Royal Society Biology Letters, has never been documented before for primates, including humans."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #9 Posted by BlazedAzz on 15 March, 2011, 9:22
this iz bull
Comment icon #10 Posted by Setton on 16 March, 2011, 17:51
this iz bull Some people just can't handle the idea that we've been outdone by a monkey...
Comment icon #11 Posted by Machine of Disgrace on 18 March, 2011, 23:59
figured i would acclamate with this site under the story of monkeys learning to use tools and such..wutsup forum.
Comment icon #12 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 19 March, 2011, 12:53
Some people just can't handle the idea that we've been outdone by a monkey... Indeed. I, for one, welcome our new primate overlords. LOL!
Comment icon #13 Posted by lightly on 20 March, 2011, 20:05
I was hoping to see them hauling in rainbow trout lol .. ya, maybe a new fly casting technique . That is cool though,, smart little buggers.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Flashbangwollap on 20 March, 2011, 22:34
I swear I had heard of this before, where a species of monkey gets a stick in their hands and pokes it into a tree branch and gets ants. But then I read more, and realized it was different. Chimps do it with a stork of grass. Better ask Br Cornelius.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Sakari on 21 March, 2011, 1:38
I was hoping to see them hauling in rainbow trout lol That"s why I clicked on the topic , thought maybe I could get some tips....
Comment icon #16 Posted by Cherry- on 23 March, 2011, 17:18
owned
Comment icon #17 Posted by Cryptozological Mascot on 6 April, 2011, 14:57
I thought they were fishing for compliments...
Comment icon #18 Posted by tadpole16 on 30 April, 2011, 0:41
anyone seen the commercial for the new "Rise of the planet of the apes" movie. This could really be happening we need to start preparing for an APEpocolypse haha get it!


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