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Don't Be Jealous of These Oyster-Slurping Beach Monkeys

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Don't Be Jealous of These Oyster-Slurping Beach Monkeys

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Long-tailed macaques spend much of the day frolicking on tropical sands and taking a dip in the ocean to cool off. And when it's time to eat, they prove surprisingly adept at cracking open the clams and oysters nearby.

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The primates' astonishing rise to power began more than 55 million years ago in the jungle canopies of Asia. And over tens of millions of years, the family tree evolved and expanded across the continent's forests, beaches, and snowy landscapes. Take a tour as we visit super-swinging gibbons, gremlin-like tarsiers, golden snub-nosed monkeys, and other remarkable primates as we celebrate one of the most diverse groups in the natural world, in the place where it all began.

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