We went to the Monkey forest with an open mind. But because of the monkeys being in their natural habitat they were uncontrolled. We saw a few monkeys Peeing on people. The monkeys are not all cute and tiny. They are rather large and fierce. I was scared the entire time.
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Why did the monkey pee on his feet? : Nature News
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Published online 7 September Nature doi Matt Kaplan. It may seem strange, but many monkeys wash their hands and feet with urine. Researchers now think they know why. Since this odd behaviour was first observed, explanatory theories have varied wildly from suggesting that it helps monkeys improve their grip when climbing to saying it is a method of cleaning.
Phillips Trinity. Urine washing UW consists of depositing urine on the hands and vigorously rubbing the body. As urine contains chemical and pheromonal cues, UW may convey socially relevant information. Although ritualized UW is observed in many New World primates, including capuchin monkeys, the functional significance of UW remains unclear.
Do monkeys often do this? If so, is there a scientific reason for it? Well, that's why he's putting it in. Actually, I think "orangutang" is an acceptable spelling as well, but only in English.