Monkeys can talk like people, but why don’t they? The famous parrot Alex had an impressive vocabulary – he knew more than 100 words. An elephant named Kosik has learned to “speak” with the tip of his trunk (how people whistle with your fingers).
In this regard seemed a bit odd that the monkeys may not achieve the same success, and limited only by the hooting, cooing and wheezing. For many decades, researchers believed that monkeys simply can not reproduce the sounds of human speech – their “voice apparatus” and the body is not arranged accordingly. But a new study suggests that monkeys (and, accordingly, the other apes) can actually speak.