Posted on Friday, 11 March, 2011 | 19 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."