Male rhesus macaques would much rather look at porn and celebrity photos than drink liquid.
A study showed that given the choice between their favourite cherry juice and looking at pictures of monkey perinea or photos of higher status monkeys, they would much rather go thirsty. Conversely, the same monkeys had to be bribed to look at photos of ordinary members of the monkey public.
I’m not sure if any correlation was drawn between monkey genitals and monkey celebrities, but it’s dispiriting to think that macaques might one day evolve their own version of Strictly Come Dancing.
However, they didn’t do the final step, and combine the porn and celebrity elements by giving them a copy of Nuts.
I wonder if lizards read Heat.