Think that only women like to gossip? Scientists have just discovered that it's not just human females that love gossip - female macaque monkeys do to!
Scientists spent three months listening to a mixed group of macaques living on Cayo Santiago island off Puerto Rico.
They discovered that, just as with humans, the female of the species was more talkative than the male.
The experts counted the grunts, coos and 'girneys' - friendly chit-chat between two individuals - while ignoring calls specifically used when in the presence of food or a predator.
Female macaques were found to make 13 times as many friendly noises as males. They were also much more likely to chat to other females than males.