Self-treatment of wounds by a capuchin monkey (Cebus apella)

@article{Westergaard1987SelftreatmentOW,
  title={Self-treatment of wounds by a capuchin monkey (Cebus apella)},
  author={Gregory Charles Westergaard and Dorothy Munkenbeck Fragaszy},
  journal={Human Evolution},
  year={1987},
  volume={2},
  pages={557-562}
}
A captive adult female capuchin monkey spontaneously manufactured and used tools to groom her vaginal area and four of her own wounds over a six-month period. The wounds apparently occurred during fights with other monkeys living in the same social groups. The monkey often groomed her vaginal area and wounds with tools she had coated with a sugar-based syrup. The monkey did not use tools to groom other body areas, nor did she use tools that were coated with substances other than syrup. This… Expand
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