March 30, 2011

Proboscis Monkey Regurgitates Food Like a Cow

Charles Choi, Live Science


Live Science

The first monkey that acts like a cow has been discovered — one that regurgitates to give its food another chew, just as cattle do.

Cows, goats, sheep and other ruminants chew plants, let their meals soften in their stomachs, and then throw up the larger bits into their mouths to munch on this cud some more. This chewing helps them break down their food and get at all the nutrients within.

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TAGGED: Cows, Digestive System, Monkey

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