Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 2, 2017

Chimpanzees Make Drinking Sticks

In new research on animal use of tools the BBC  reports

Researchers have used camera traps to film tool-use that is unique to chimpanzees in Ivory Coast.

The footage revealed that the clever primates habitually make special water-dipping sticks – chewing the end of the stick to turn it into a soft, water-absorbing brush.

Primate researchers examined the “dipping sticks” and concluded they were made specifically for drinking.

See story with video at Primate tool-use: Chimpanzees make drinking sticks


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