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Chimp Tool Learning Skills

Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by Blackduiker, 6 Oct 2014.

  1. Blackduiker

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    Another case of chimpanzee tool-use: dipping-sticks to extract water from tree crevices. Whilst leaf- and moss-sponges have already been documented, this example sounds more like the famous fishing-probes, in particular the brush-tip innovation of the Goualougo Triangle. Importantly, the brush-tip requires a manufacturing process.

    The behaviour was recorded in the Comoe chimpanzees of the Côte d'Ivoire, using camera traps set by Chester Zoo scientists.

    Primate tool-use: Chimpanzees make drinking sticks - BBC News