The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Monkey flosses with human hair

The term 'Monkey See, Monkey Do' apparently applies to good oral hygiene.

Researchers have filmed footage in Thailand that appears to show monkeys teaching their children how to floss their teeth using human hairs.

A research team from Japan's Kyoto University, filming the activities of crab-eating macaques in Lopburi, north of Bangkok, found that some mother monkeys taught their infants how to clean their teeth using human hairs.

They appeared to be flossing in the same manner as humans.

Amongst a group of about 250 monkeys, about 100 have taken up flossing.

It was found that female monkeys, particularly mothers, tended to spend twice as much time flossing their own teeth.

When flossing while their children were watching, researchers found that mothers exaggerated their gestures, suggesting they were deliberately teaching their infants.

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