Gates Scholar finds chimpanzees use tools to cut up their food

  • January 4, 2010

Kathelijne Koops (2006) and fellow researchers at Cambridge’s Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies have discovered evidence that some wild chimpanzees in Guinea’s Nimba Mountains use tools to cut their food into smaller, more chewable bits.

The research, which has been published in the journal Primates, has been picked up the BBC and the New York Daily News.

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