Chimpanzees more likely to share tools, teach skills when task is complex

December 26, 2019 - General

Teach a chimpanzee to fish for insects to eat, and you feed her for a lifetime. Teach her a better way to use tools in gathering prey, and you may change the course of evolution.

An adult female chimpanzee with her offspring fishes for termites at Gombe, Tanzania. New research from Washington
University in St. Louis finds that chimpanzees that use a multi-step process and complex tools to gather
termites are more likely to share…

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