It really is monkey-see, monkey-do, research shows

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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2013 12:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — You don’t have to be a teenager to want to fit in at the school lunchroom. Some wild animals seem to follow similar monkey-see, monkey-do behavior to follow the crowd and find the best eats, new research finds.

South African monkeys switched foods purely because of peer pressure, and humpback whales off the coast of New England copied a new way to round up a fish meal, according to two studies in Thursday’s journal Science.

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