It’s a known fact that monkey’s are extremely clever. They can communicate amazingly well.
This one monkey has gone the extra mile and discovered that if he sharpens a rock, he can probably escape the enclosure it’s in.
The incident happened at the Zhengzhou Zoo in Central China and people were amazing by what they saw.
This Columbian white-faced Capuchin used a stone to break the glass wall of its enclosure but soon scurried away realising what it had done.
Mr. Wang, a tourist, said that “the monkey was sharpening the stone, then it started hitting it on the glass. The monkey scared itself away, but it came back to take another look and even touched it.”
Was this an accident? Or did the monkey mean to do it?
Tian Shuliao, one of the staff members at the zoo, explained:
“this monkey is unlike other monkeys. This one knows how to use tools to break walnuts. When we feed walnuts to other monkeys, they only know to bite it. But it had never hit the glass before though. This is the first time. It’s toughened glass, so it would never have got out. After it happened, we picked up all the rocks and took away all its ‘weapons’.”
It’s actually very common for animals to know how to use tools.
Chimpanzees use stone tools and create spears for hunting other primates.
Even sea otters use rocks to hit shells off of stones and crack them open.