8. Mon­keys make tools

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Al­though it’s usu­ally as­so­ci­ated with apes, some species of mon­key are able to use tools too. Black-striped ca­puchins have been ob­served crack­ing nuts on a rock by hit­ting them with an­other stone, and they will poke sticks into cracks in rocks to flush out in­ver­te­brates. Man­drills clean their ears and nails with twigs, and a troop of macaques in reg­u­lar con­tact with peo­ple pull out hu­man hair and use it as den­tal floss!

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