Furry Fun Fact of the Day: Can pet monkeys understand sign language?

Welcome, fellow pet enthusiasts, to the Furry Fun Fact of the Day!

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Pets can do all sorts of crazy – and wonderful – things, can’t they? We bet you discover new things about them daily.

Have you ever heard of a singing dog for example?

Join The South African website as we set out to learn fascinating – and often humourous – fun facts that set our pets apart from the rest of the animal kingdom.

Discover things about these bundles of joy that will leave you chuckling and wondering if they’re not little humans in disguise!

Can pet monkeys understand sign language?

Decades of research have shown that some monkeys, particularly chimpanzees and bonobos, can grasp and even use basic sign language. They can learn dozens of signs, combining them to express needs and desires, and even invent new signs for unfamiliar objects! This challenges the traditional view of communication being exclusive to humans, and hints at the remarkable cognitive abilities our primate cousins possess.

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