Monkeys can recognize family even without ever being introduced to them: Study

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Monkeys can recognize family even without ever being introduced to them: Study

Macaque monkeys grow up with their mothers and are often not familiar with their fathers. But they can recognize the paternal side of the family even without ever being introduced to them, according to a study. “There is some evidence that non-human primates can recognise facial resemblances between two other individuals, just like us. We found that the macaques could detect their own relatives without being familiar with members of that side of the family. Contributed By Sonia Narula