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In other (monkey) news

November 1, 2006

Yesterday, after reading an article in The New York Times about how elephants seem to be self-aware—proven via the “mirror test,” in which animals are tested as to whether or not they recognize their own reflection in a mirror—I did a search online for “monkeys and mirrors.” Though I didn’t find anything much about monkeys and mirrors, I did find a very interesting story about how a troop of monkeys in India rescued a recently orphaned member of their group from a police station. Below is a quote, and then the link.

“The monkeys behaved in an exemplary fashion and impressed us with their show of solidarity. Human beings have a lot to learn from them.”

Here it is.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. scram. permalink
    November 1, 2006 7:53 pm

    BRO – did you see my post about Monkey Talk? You should check out the links I included – it’s pretty interesting.

    Guildmage of the Efficient Exit

  2. Rebecca permalink
    November 1, 2006 10:29 pm

    Monkeys are amazing! I love science/animal news (except the science articles that are really about diet advice–ick).

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