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The Colobus Monkey

The legendary naturalist David Attenborough did an awesome AMA on Reddit two weeks back. When asked "What is the most human thing you have ever witnessed an animal do?" Attenborough had a great response. "When some Colobus monkeys find a very precious piece of food," he said, "it calls the alarm call that it would make if a snake were to arrive, and all the other monkeys run away and it gets the food." The boy who cried wolf, the monkey who cried snake—same diff.

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