Many people are convinced that apes are much smarter than we think and indeed all animals in general. And here is another proof, if there was one, of the intelligence of these animals, with this monkey trying to escape from its enclosure!
People at the Zhengzhou Zoo in China witnessed an astonishing and disturbing scene: a monkey used a rock to smash the glass of its enclosure.
The visitors were not the only ones to be surprised: the Capuchin sapajous dispersed when they understood what one of them had done.
“The monkey was sharpening a rock, then he started banging it on the glass,” visitor Mr. Wang told the Daily Mail. “When the glass broke,
The monkey got scared, but came back to take a look and even touched it. “Was what the monkey did a simple” accident “?
Zoo member Tian Shuliao told the media, “This monkey is unlike any other monkey. He knows how to use tools to crack nuts. When we feed nuts to other monkeys, they only know how to bite them.
But he had never touched the glass before. It’s the first time. It’s tempered glass, so it should never have broken. After that, we collected all the rocks and removed all the potential “weapons”. “
As surprising as it may sound, many animals know how to use tools, and not just monkeys. According to Live Science, chimps use stone tools and even make spears to hunt. Crows use a wide variety of tools, ranging from branches to their own feathers.
Marine animals are also very intelligent. Sea otters use rocks to hit abalone shells and break them. Octopuses, on the other hand, use tools to defend themselves, such as coconut shells as wearable armor.
- Discover the little video of the monkey who uses a rock: