Monkey Mirror

Proved: Monkey see, monkey do

Monkeys “imitate with a purpose�, matching their behaviour to others’ as a form of social learning, researchers report.

Such mimicry has previously been seen only in great apes – including humans and chimps – but now Italian researchers have recorded wonderful footage of the phenomenon in newborn rhesus macaques.

Oh sure, they "imitate with a purpose" alright: To take us down a notch and move on up the evolutionary scale, I'd say!

Stupid learning monkeys...