Pablo and the Banana Flower

by Brandon Wheeler

Postdoc

German Primate Center
Germany

Studying the behaviour of monkeys, like this capuchin, provides insight into the ways in which ecology might serve as a selective force in the evolution of human behaviour. As much as I want to be objective, not a day goes by in the field that a monkey doesn’t do something that makes me laugh. I’ve never seen another monkey do what this juvenile male is doing here. His unique personality was ultimately his undoing; he was later electrocuted when trying to pull a wasp’s nest out of a power box.








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