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Quiz: Guess What This Monkey Face Means

You might think a monkey is making a friendly face. The monkey, however, might have a very different message in mind.
Three of the monkeys photographed for the research project. Source: Laetitia Marechal (A,C) and Julia Fischer (B)/courtesy of University of Lincoln/PeerJ

Ten years ago, my husband and I were traveling around South Africa for a few weeks and fell in love with the baboons.

They were everywhere. Eating fruit in the middle of the road. Having sex on the side of a hiking trail. Even just hanging out in a gas station parking lot.

They're magnificent creatures. Weighing up to 100 pounds, they have this alluring attitude — kind of like Sam Elliot in The Big

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