In Amazon, Wildcats Mimic Monkey Calls

GreenTracker| For years accounts of Amazonian inhabitants confirmed a scientific fact just learned by scientists. No one would listen because the accounts were — well, Amazonian natives, and what do they know!

Predatory trickery is afoot in the Amazon and for now, we assume that both genders are equally adept at a heartless seduction prompted, not by lust, but by a monkey’s concern for a baby in distress.

In this case, a margay wild cat emitted calls similar to those made by tamarin babies. The sentinel monkey tamarin warned the others of danger, but the confused tamarins couldn’t resist investigating further. In this case, no tamarins died, but researchers were astonished to understand the guileless nature of the margay wild cat. Read on in ScienceDaily.