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Scientists Answer: Why Do Capuchin Monkeys Grind Stones to Dust and Lick?
Publicado em 03 março 2021
Scientists Answer: Why Do Capuchin Monkeys Grind Stones to Dust and Lick? Compared to spa treatments, it may not be pleasant to apply the stone, which is powdered and mixed with saliva, on your body. However, scientists believe that bearded capuchin monkeys use this technique as a treatment to prevent parasites. A study of primates published on Monday found that animals living in a remote national park in northeastern Brazil dusted the stones, mixed the powder with saliva and then rub it onto [...]