Do these baby baboons undermine trendy gender-neutral theories about toys?

Do these baby baboons undermine trendy gender-neutral theories about toys? Young female apes like to play with dolls and the males like trucks Animals at Play showed male baboons more interested in the working of trucks  Females were spotted carrying dolls around like baby monkeys for the first time  Evolutionary psychologist, Ben Garrod, said: 'Is it nature or is it nurture?' 

By Isabella Nikolic For Mailonline

Published: 08:48 BST, 21 July 2019 | Updated: 20:07 BST, 21 July 2019

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The gender-neutral toys movement may have been thwarted by a group of baboons after a new BBC documentary showed females playing with dolls and males playing with trucks.

An interest in gender-neutral toys has been steadily on the rise for years amid fears of reinforcing a societal male-female divide. 

But a new BBC 2 documentary, Animals at Play, has revealed how differently the minds of the genders work, at least in baboons.  

A new BBC 2 documentary, Animals at Play, has revealed how differently the minds of the genders work, at least in baboons. Pictured is a male baboon playing with a truck

A new BBC 2 documentary, Animals at Play, has revealed how differently the minds of the genders work, at least in baboons. Pictured is a male baboon playing with a truck 

For the first time ever, female baboons were spotted toting dolls around as though they were baby monkeys

For the first time ever, female baboons were spotted toting dolls around as though they were baby monkeys

Filmmakers introduced lots of different toys to different animals and observed how they played. Pictured is a baby Japanese macaque jumping into a handstand

Filmmakers introduced lots of different toys to different animals and observed how they played. Pictured is a baby Japanese macaque jumping into a handstand

Filmmakers introduced lots of

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