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Research report 2008 - Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

New Insights into the Tool-Using Behavior of Wild Chimpanzees


Sanz, Crickette


Primatologie (Prof. Dr. Christophe Boesch)
MPI für evolutionäre Anthropologie, Leipzig

With the exception of humans, chimpanzees show the most diverse and complex tool using behaviors of all existant species. Primatologists at the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology are using new research methods to study chimpanzee tool use in the dense forests of the Congo Basin. They are discovering complex technological skills among these apes that expand current perceptions of chimpanzee cognition and material culture.

For the full text, see the German version.

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