Saturday, April 30, 2016
Hello Animal Lovers,
Frans de Waal is a Dutch primatologist (studies primates of course) who focuses on behaviors and how they relate to their human counterparts. Hes been studying primate sexuality, morality, and empathy since 1975 in Bonobos and other species.
In this video, an excerpt from his Ted Talk, he showcases an experiment based on unequal pay with capuchin monkeys. One monkey is rewarded for a task with a cucumber, but his partner in a neighboring cage is getting a delicious grape. The experiment goes on to show how sophisticated primate relationships are with one another. It’s fascinating to watch and a little funny to see how jealous the monkey gets!
Unequal Pay for Capuchin Monkeys
Here's an excerpt from a TED talk on morality of animals. Here's an experiment involving cucumbers and grapes.
Last Weeks Video:
Animals Riding Turtles
While I know theres a distinct difference between turtles and tortoises, one of them is just slightly easier to say!