Remarkable Study Uncovers Engineering Ability of Chimpanzees

April 16, 2015 6:00 AM

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A surprising and interesting new study suggests that female chimpanzees were/are much better at making tools than their male counterparts. As a matter of fact it may have been a female chimpanzee that developed the first hunting tools.

It kind of makes sense. Male chimpanzees might have simply relied on their ability to capture their prey with their hands, but their female mates might have found that using tools is a better way for them to do the same. Iowa State University primatologist Dr Jill Pruetz comments, “Savannah-dwelling...

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