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22) All primates rely heavily on vision to explore their world. It is not surprising that facial expressions are an important communication tool. The youngest animals quickly learn to recognize the play face. The rhesus macaques, shown here with mouth open, demonstrate the play face seen in all monkeys, apes, and even humans at play. Two rhesus monkeys wrestle.The animal on top (with head upside down) shows the open mouth play face.

Notes: Two rhesus monkeys wrestle.The animal on top (with head upside down) shows the open mouth play face.
Scientific name: Macaca mulatta
rhesus macaques - REE-sus ma-KACKS
Photo © by: Frans de Waal

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