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Eating Like Locals: Social Learning & Culture in Monkeys (11 of 12)

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Caption: This shows vervet monkeys from Baie Dankie group trained to eat blue corn, eating only blue during their first experiment, in which both colors are palatable. This video relates to a paper that appeared in the April 26, 2013, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Erica van de Waal at University of St Andrews in St Andrews, UK, and colleagues was titled, “Potent Social Learning and Conformity Shape a Wild Primate’s Foraging Decisions.”

Credit: [Video © Erica van de Waal]

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