Female Chimps Seen Making, Wielding Spears

April 16, 2015 7:05 AM

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Female Chimps Seen Making, Wielding Spears

The Fongoli chimps are the only known non-human primates that systematically hunt large prey with weapons, so the site itself is of interest to the researchers.It is a savanna with a dry season that lasts over seven months.

The researchers found the chimps honed the spear tip so it would be as lethal as possible before sneaking up on their prey.

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