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monkey gossip

Monkeys eavesdrop on each other and listen in on monkey conversations

February 4th, 2021

Primates often exhibit advanced and intricate ways of communicating with one another. Many monkey species use vocalizations in order to communicate, but understanding the nuances of monkey conversation has proved difficult.  A new study reveals that marmoset monkeys are skilled at the art of eavesdropping on conversations between other monkeys, and they use that information …