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2 Monkeys Were Paid Unequally, Here's What Happened

2 Monkeys Were Paid Unequally, Here's What Happened

Do animals have morals? Do they feel a sense of injustice the way we do if someone skips in front of them? Are they prone of jealousy? Do they care about equality or is it mere a case of looking out for No.1 in the animal kingdom?

Well, the following video goes a long way to answering those questions. An experiment was conducted between two intelligent and permanently animated Capuchin monkeys (you might be familiar with them from the movie Outbreak in the 90s).

One was given a slice of cucumber as payment for performing a task, whilst the other was rewarded with a nice juicy grape. The experiment was designed to see if that sense of inequity triggered any kind of reaction from the 1st Capuchin monkey.

And here's what happened next...

Via TED Talk: "Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals." watch it here

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