Tool-use learning in Tonkean macaques (Macaca tonkeana)

  title={Tool-use learning in Tonkean macaques (Macaca tonkeana)},
  author={Ana Maria Ducoing and Bernard Thierry},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
The transmission of tool use is a rare event in monkeys. Such an event arose in a group of semi-free-ranging Tonkean macaques (Macaca tonkeana) in which leaning a pole against the park’s fence (branch leaning) appeared and spread to several males. This prompted us to test individual and social learning of this behavior in seven young males. In the first experiment, three males learned individually to obtain a food reward using a wooden pole as a climbing tool. They began using the pole to… CONTINUE READING