The first time researchers found hard evidence of monkeys using tools was back in 2004. Cambridge researchers from the UK observed wild capuchin monkeys in Brazil using stones to help them forage for food on a daily basis. The researchers were able to take footage of them using tools in the Caatringa dry forests of northeastern Brazil. There already been evidence that capuchin monkeys haeve used tools in captivity, but observing capuchin monkeys use tools in the wild has been rare. The monkeys used tools for a variety of activties such as digging, cracking seeds, and probing tree holes and rock crevices.
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