Monkey See, Monkey Do?

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- You don't have to be a teenager to want to fit in at the school lunchroom. New research shows some wild animals seem to follow similar monkey-see, monkey-do eating behavior to follow the crowd.

One study discovered that South African monkeys will switch foods purely because of peer pressure. A second study shows how humpback whales off the coast of New England copied a new way of rounding up a fish meal when they saw it worked for one of them.

The studies are in Thursday's journal Science.


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