Monkey manners and manipulations…

An interesting tidbit:

Monkey etiquette dictates that nobody attacks someone holding a baby.

10262133_10152126205328325_8035688103525755765_nIt has been registered (for instance , in gelada herds) that primates will grab an infant during  a sticky situation of confrontation and use a baby as a shield.

Such behaviour is fascinating, as pushing back our bias of baby exploitation, we recognize that this is actually a well thought-out strategy, and the very fact that are capable of such unconventional problem solving and manipulation only further demonstrates the complex composition of the monkey mind.


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