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Gang of monkey's barter stolen goods for food

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posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 07:36 PM
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Lol this is amazing, has anyone been here yet? Definitely adding this to my bucket list. It's always fascinating to witness the different cultures and advanced level of thinking coming from the animal kingdom. Do they actually understand the nuances of what it means to "steal", by taking something of "value" ? Or do they only understand that 1 + 1 = 2? (2 being food)

These monkey's give zero snip's.

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A monkey mafia of sorts has been found operating around a tourist attraction in Bali, offering a possible insight into the evolution of bartering among humans.

Researchers say they recorded the animals at Uluwatu Temple stealing holiday makers' hats, glasses, cameras and phones, before later exchanging the possessions for food.

Those behind the study say it is the only place where the practice is observed, suggesting the behaviour is passed down from generation to generation in an intriguing manifestation of 'monkey see monkey do'.​


The study concludes the existence of a learning curve among the creatures. First the monkeys learn how to steal, before later apparently working out how use their ill-gotten gains to barter for food.

According to the research, adult males are most likely to steal and to be more daring.

“Bartering and trading skills are not well known in animals. They are usually defined as exclusive to humans."




posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 07:52 PM
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a reply to: knowledgehunter0986

Apes/monkeys are very smart, almost too smart for their own good so reading this really doesn't surprise me. lol

I honestly don't remember what we were doing, but my wife was browsing the web one day when she came across an article talking about an experiment that was done with monkeys regarding a bartering system. Researchers created these silver discs that they would give the monkeys, and they were trying to see if the monkeys would learn to trade the discs for food. Well, it started off good, monkeys were trading discs for grapes. After awhile, though, researchers found that the female monkeys started trading sex for the discs. After it started going out of control, the researchers took the discs away from the monkeys. lol

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Oh yeah, I remember now!!! I read an article about how penguin females prostitute themselves for pebbles, so my wife decided to look up what other animals prostitute themselves. That's how we found out about the monkeys. I think we were laughing for a good 30 minutes straight before we could regularly breath again. lol

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posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 07:53 PM
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a reply to: knowledgehunter0986

Hehe, love it.
These guys likely did infact watch and learn this considering the amount of tourists.
It could be that someone trained them to steal so items could be pawned. Or perhaps you are right about tourists giving them food, and now the monkeys take anything in hopes of a snack.

There is a troupe of chimpanzees that started making tools or Spears if you will, by watching the influx of humans doing so in the area. The Chimpanzees began using the spears to kill Bush Babies. Very Planet of the Apes like.


Nice thread NK


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posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 07:56 PM
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a reply to: Necrobile

Lol! Maybe that's where our lust comes from, natural animal instincts.

Can a monkey be considered a skank?




posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 07:58 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

The animal kingdom never ceases to amaze me





posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 08:04 PM
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a reply to: knowledgehunter0986

Same here🤗



posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 08:06 PM
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originally posted by: knowledgehunter0986
a reply to: Necrobile

Lol! Maybe that's where our lust comes from, natural animal instincts.

Can a monkey be considered a skank?



Well, even though we're human, in the end we're still animals in nature. It makes sense that we'll be just as lustful as many other animals.

In regards to your question, though, yes, yes they can. They're called "skankeys". XD
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posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 08:06 PM
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Totally off topic, but since we are here, some more complexity from the animal kingdom.

'Gay' vultures become parents.

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A Dutch zoo says two male vultures in a long-standing relationship have become parents after successfully hatching an egg.



posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 08:09 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

Lol! That sniper monkey..




posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 08:10 PM
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Theres a good chance it all started by someone training one or more to do it.



posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 08:13 PM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

You're probably right. That gives us some insight to how adaptable we are, and how different things can change the course of evolution.



posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 08:15 PM
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a reply to: knowledgehunter0986

Maybe they should be negotiating the climate deal? They got their sh!t together.



posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 08:16 PM
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a reply to: knowledgehunter0986

Natural instincts to care for the young in most animal kindoms. I'll have to search but I believe I heard or read that there were 2 Penguins that were male and well.... gay. They were to be released back into the wild some years ago. The ones that took care of penguin couple made sure they went back as a couple. But theee 2 were not with child or children.



posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 08:18 PM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft

Lol! They probably know more about the climate than we do anyways.



posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 08:24 PM
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i love it too

those monkeys are awesome

especially when they hump on a surfer dudes head




posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 08:27 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Lmao! This place looks like so much fun. Cool how you can interact with them like that.

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posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 08:30 PM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft

Nope! They're good.
But the Poo Must Fling!😆




posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 08:31 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

silverbacks are easily my favorite animal

they are jackmified and awesome



posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 08:35 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

You can't fully appreciate these animal's, especially a silverback unless you see one up close. I remember the first time I seen one in person, it was a very humbling experience. They are massive!



posted on Jun, 1 2017 @ 08:36 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

⭐for ya if you can tell me what Jackmified means🤣.
Ok star anyway.

P.s.
I never want to be on the bad end of a Silverback. But I love seeing them on T.V. and am fascinated.

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