Male monkeys wash with urine

Males and females of several monkey species pee into their hands and then vigorously rub the fluid into their fur. Scientists have posed various theories to explain the behavior, which range from regulating body temperature to communicating aggression.

Now, brain images of female capuchin monkeys have revealed that male urine sends sexual signals. Apparently, a male covered in urine is quite attractive.

So, not only do some monkeys wash their hands and feet with urine, but now we learn they use it as perfume. Read more here.


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