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Video: Squirrel Monkeys Eating Jell-O

These squirrel monkeys from the Bronx Zoo received "a jiggly concoction that immediately stimulates their foraging instincts"—that is, Jell-O with blueberries inside. They don't really eat the Jell-O as much as paw or nibble at it to get to the blueberries. Watch the video after the jump.... More

In Videos: Monkeys Make Terrific Waiters

It's official. Monkeys can do a better job waiting on tables than some humans. What, you don't believe me? Watch these videos. The first one has proper British narration that, in fact, explains a lot. The second has no narration. It's a purer form of monkey business. I so want a monkey to bring me a hot towel the next time I go to a bar. Don't you? Animal rights activists, take note: The monkeys only work two hours a day. If they work more, they must get a banana break every thirty minutes. Watch both, after the jump.... More

After All, We're Just Hairless Monkeys

When tempted with banana-flavored pellets (the primate equivalent of our reuben or Ben & Jerry's), monkeys at an Atlanta primate research center developed an appetite for the fatty foods. As with humans, the fat blocked stress responses, but monkeys did not harbor guilt after the snackfest like we do. They didn't picture Kate Moss or skinnier monkeys after bingeing on the fatty snacks. Monkeys actually do feel comforted by comfort foods—not comforted then paralyzed by self-hate.... More

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