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Monkey Teaches Man To Crush Leaves


Though it is unclear why Chino has taken such a liking to this activity, capuchins are known to be inquisitive and inventive. The species is one of several non-human primates which have been observed using tools -- indicating a heightened understanding of how natural elements can be modified for a helpful purpose, and perhaps occasionally just for fun.

Though it is unclear why Chino has taken such a liking to this activity, capuchins are known to be inquisitive and inventive. The species is one of several non-human primates which have been observed using tools -- indicating a heightened understanding of how natural elements can be modified for a helpful purpose, and perhaps occasionally just for fun.

Sadly, Chino's life hasn't always been so amusing. According to his keepers at South Africa's International Primate Rescue, he was sold into the exotic pet trade as an infant. He was sent to live at the sanctuary in 2010 when his owners decided they didn't want him anymore.