Capuchin monkeys reject unequal pay

The best thing about YouTube is that you really can get almost any kind of information you want there. In this video, a fairness experiment was conducted amongst capuchin monkeys.

The two monkeys were from the same group and were picked to do a simple task. If the monkey gives the facilitator a rock, they get a treat. Initially both were given cucumbers, but the subsequent tasks, one was given cucumber, the other a piece of grape.

Watch what happens here:

Perhaps fundamentally and innately, it is our primal instinct that if we’re the same, we should get equal treatment.

AMM will not go into details as to which issues, but wants to know what do you think?


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