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Monkeys go wild over onion wash

Monkeys go wild over onion wash

作者:冼蛇惠  时间:2018-02-22 03:01:01  人气:

FORGET lavender bubble baths, capuchin monkeys get in a lather over communal onion baths. But rather than being relaxed after this social activity, the monkeys become unusually aggressive. Wild capuchins rub themselves with pungent plants like citrus and peppers that are antifungal or antiseptic. Annika Paukner and Stephen Suomi at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Poolesville, Maryland, found that a colony of 15 captive monkeys grew more solitary and aggressive after washing with onions, but not apples (American Journal of Primatology, DOI: 10.1002/ajp.20595). Capuchins also urinate on their hands and feet,