1 Tahrcountry Musings: Monkeys Have Accents

Friday, December 30, 2005

Monkeys Have Accents

Research by Japanese scientists over an eight-year period has thrown up fascinating facts about monkeys. It has revealed that Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata), can acquire different accents based on where they live. Until now humans were considered to be the only primates able to mimic each other's vocalizations.Groups living far apart had acquired distinct accents.The finding, the first of its kind, will appear in the January 2006 edition of the German scientific journal Ethology

3 comments:

Prasanth Kodai said...

Excellent idea.Think of what popular sportsmen can do for conservation.The result will be super duper.
Prasanth Kodai

tahrman said...

Prsanth,your comments are for the news "Sports and Wildlife Conservation – Project Worthy of Emulation"
Sure Prasanth sportspersons can certainly cont5ribute a lot for conservatio. The younger generation particularly will listen to what they have to say.

tahrman said...

Prasanth, your comments were for the news item " Sports and wildlife conservation"
Yes, sportspersons can certainly contribute a lot for conservation.Younger generation particularly will listen to what they have to say