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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 Premium Member

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    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?

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    What about possible tool use by other captive animals?

     
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    Ting is epic, what a girl! She’s definitely one of the sun bears in captivity that I most want to see for real.
     
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