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Serious monkey business at Malaysia school for macaques

A pig-tailed macaque yanked at a coconut on a piece of string until it fell to the floor, a small victory for the simian student at a Malaysian school that trains monkeys to harvest fruit for farmers.

Spa therapy helps Japan's snow monkeys cope with the cold

Japanese macaques, also known as snow monkeys, have been enjoying regular baths in the hot spring at Jigokudani in Japan for decades - and have even become a popular tourist attraction. A team of researchers led by Rafaela ...

Monkeys use tools to crack nuts, shuck oysters

Wild macaque monkeys have learned to use tools to crack open nuts and even shuck oysters, researchers said Wednesday, identifying a rare skill-set long thought to be the exclusive party trick of humans and chimps.

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