Recently I saw this article online (it will open in a new window)
it revealed what all of my friends know, that baboons can read.
The article and this You Tube video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKjbaWYot8o&feature=related (it will open in a new window)
show that baboons can make out real words from fake words. Well, I'm here to tell you that baboons can do much more than that, but you already knew that.
I love a good read:
Here I am with one of my favourite books, Soon Baboon, about a baboon in a rock band.
There is a lot of baboon literature out there, here is just a small sample of it.
Soon Baboon, Does a Baboon sleep in a Bed? and Akimbo and the Baboons, just three of the many books about baboons that I enjoy reading. Then there is Baboon on the Moon, designed to help little humans to learn to read, yes little humans need baboon help to learn to read. There are lots of baboon books, some people might say a whole body of baboon literature.
How would there be so much baboon literature if baboons couldn't read and write? Yes write, we can write too.
We don't only read baboon literature, here is another of my favourite books.
So yes, baboons can read, they have ecclectic tastes and, on a wet, stormy day like today reading is an important way to pass the time.
So, case proved, the researchers are right, baboons can read, but the researchers are behind the times we can read fluently and write our own literature. Some of us even Tweet and Blog!