Copying what others do is a familiar human trait--whether it's the latest teen craze in fashion or the way many of us, at any age, are eager to follow the crowd. With support from the National Science Foundation, primatologist Marietta Dindo is researching how this copycat trait is shared by our primate cousins, specifically orangutans at Zoo Atlanta.
This is an episode from Science Nation, NSF's online magazine that's all about science for the people.
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