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Monkey

In the United Kingdom, a slang term for 500 pounds.
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Differential behavioral effects of tryptophan and 5-hydroxytryptophan on vervet monkeys: influence of catecholaminergic systems.
Vervets, it turns out, have a remarkable amount of social know-how.
I'm in the lush rainforest on the Caribbean island of Nevis, on the lookout for green vervet monkeys.
On Monday most of the group took up the option of an early morning bush walk with Moses, some decided to have a rare lie-in and John took Rebecca and Mike for a drive along the river to see giraffe, zebra, vervet monkeys, mongooses, wildebeest and a variety of antelope.
The zoologist discovers the many uses of the spotted hyena's call, tricks some vervet monkeys into warning each other of danger, meets the only bat in the world that can eavesdrop on frogs and finds out that dolphins not only greet one another, they also have unique signatures or names.
Dr George McGavin has a close encounter with hunting chimpanzees in Peru, vervet monkeys in South Africa show off their sophisticated alarm system and Barbary macaques impress by stealing babies in Gibraltar.
Three years ago, ARC/Kivotos helped move a three-year-old Vervet monkey to an exotic animal sanctuary in Amsterdam, after it started displaying aggressive behaviour.
(http://www.sciencemag.org/content/340/6131/485) In a pair o(http://www.sciencemag.org/content/340/6131/483) f papers published in the journal Science on Friday, researchers found traces of what could be called cultural transmission in humpback whales and wild vervet monkeys.
Summary: BEIRUT: Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or BETA, has gained considerable experience in rescuing primates over the years, but when the organization received a worrying call about two captive Vervet monkeys on Tuesday, no one really knew what to expect.
The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, based its findings on wild vervet monkeys in South Africa and found that the animals were better able to learn a task when it was demonstrated by a female, reports The BBC.
Vervet monkeys -- small African monkeys -- will, if they're not careful, find themselves being caught and feasted on by any of several predators, including baboons, leopards and eagles.