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Old 21 August 2017, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by ganzfeld View Post
That would be an interesting comparison but I don't think there's any evidence (despite PETA's claim) that the monkey was trained to take photos
The photographer contended that he did, in effect, train the monkeys to take selfies (even if they weren't aware of what they were doing):

Slater has long maintained that the selfies were the result of his ingenuity in coaxing the monkeys into pressing the shutter while looking into the lens, after he struggled to get them to keep their eyes open for a wide-angle close-up.

“It wasn’t serendipitous monkey behavior,” he said. “It required a lot of knowledge on my behalf, a lot of perseverance, sweat and anguish, and all that stuff.”
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