Sep 28, 2004

Organ Grinder Monkeys

We knew they were smart - trained Capuchin monkeys are clever
assistants for Italian organ grinders. They are the same species that
have been trained as "helper monkeys" for quadriplegics. But even
though they have the highest brain-to-body size ratio of any primate
other than humans, how do they know this...

During the rainy season when mosquitoes bother them, Capuchins
rub their fur with crushed millipedes that produce a chemical insect