“We’ve got one fella, his name is Dimples. He came up to me the other day and looked me up and down. I actually got angry and got my clipboard and told him I was the one doing the studying here. He grabbed my clipboard, looked it over then ticked a few boxes himself,” Dr. Werner Harsog, told Science Today magazine.
Some scientists feel very intimidated by the behaviour and have formed a group Scientists Against Monkey Stares (SAMS) which now has a huge following of over 2,000 scientists worldwide.
“The monkeys come up to you and prod you as if they’re testing your reaction. I even had one open my mouth and check my teeth the cheeky bugger,” another scientist revealed.