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Tool-Using Macaques Could Drive Shellfish Extinct

Clip: Season 39 Episode 5 | 2m 32s | Video has closed captioning.

On Koram Island, beach-combing long-tailed macaques have developed impressive tool-using skills, which are having some surprising consequences. If these monkeys continue to over-harvest their environment, the shellfish could disappear. This is the first reported case of a tool-using animal, other than humans, overexploiting a natural resource.

Aired: 11/18/20

Rating: NR

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