The findings...suggest there must be benefits to having chronic low levels of alcohol in the bloodstream — otherwise the behavior would not have evolved.According to popular TV, a minority of macaques just like to get smashed.
Those benefits may be psychological...perhaps enabling the animals to cope with stress of some sort.
29 July 2008
Barely sober beings
Jungle shrews take a tipple, but eschew (ha ha) intoxication (It’s Always Happy Hour for Several Species in Malaysian Rain Forest):