3 Animals With Weird But Amazing Jobs
Because sometimes you need the right dog—or goat or monkey—for the job.
Photo: Jacqueline M. Bowen
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Standing less than two feet tall, capuchin monkeys are known for their dexterity, easygoing ways—and total adorableness. But the capuchins at Helping Hands
, a nonprofit in Boston, are also hardworking heroes qualified to assist people who have spinal cord injuries and limited mobility. Monkeys in training attend "college" for up to five years—learning how to fetch a phone, open a bottle of water, even adjust reading glasses—before they're paired with grateful companions, free of charge. Bananas? We think not.