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Chimpanzee termite fishing etiquette

Human culture is unique. Or is it? A new study reveals unexpected cultural diversity in the fine-grained details of chimpanzee termite fishing behaviour. These novel findings shed light on the richness of chimpanzee cultural diversity and reveal a narrower gap between the cultures of humans and other apes.

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Fig. 1: High-arm grooming in the Kanyawara chimpanzees of the Kibale Forest, Uganda.


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Koops, K. Chimpanzee termite fishing etiquette. Nat Hum Behav 4, 887–888 (2020).

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