Monkey: What was Beethoven’s favorite fruit?
Empathetic monkey: I don’t know, what?
Sign of empathy: These monkeys mimic faces
The ability to mimic the facial expressions of others is thought to be linked to empathy. It’s known that humans and orangutans “ape” each other in this way, but gelada monkeys appear to do it too, a new study shows.
(photo by P.F. Ferrari via Science on NBCNews.com)