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Tool use - captive primates.

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by ThomasNotTom, 7 Jan 2017.

  1. ThomasNotTom

    ThomasNotTom Well-Known Member

    22 Aug 2016
    Somerset, United Kingdom
    I was lucky enough to visit Shaldon Wildlife trust today, a small zoo in Devon with many small primates. When looking into the Yellow-breasted Capuchin enclosure I witnessed one of the group picking up a small log to break open what looked to be some sort of nut; this along with some similar behaviours was very interesting. How common would you say this is with captive primates? And has anyone got any interesting stories?

    All the best.