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Drunkard animals: 5 creatures that consume fermented fruit or drinks

By: Shea Gunther on March 29, 2012, 6:04 p.m.
monkey drinking beer

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Monkeys

Monkeys have a well-documented love of alcohol. It makes sense, considering how many genes humans and monkeys share that they would share our love of  “the drink.” Monkeys have been observed stealing drinks from tourists at tropical destinations all over the world. In 2006, researchers found that the drinking patterns of rhesus macaque monkeys actually closely match those of humans.