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Wild chimpanzees select tool material based on efficiency and knowledge

Abstract:

Some animals have basic culture, but to date there is not much evidence that cultural traits evolve as part of a cumulative process as seen in humans. This may be due to limits in animal physical cognition, such as an inability to compare the efficiency of a novel behavioural innovation with an already existing tradition. We investigated this possibility with a study on a natural tool innovation in wild chimpanzees: moss-sponging, which recently emerged in some individuals to extract mineral-...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1098/rspb.2018.1715

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ORCID:
0000-0002-0236-1219
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
ORCID:
0000-0002-6766-3947
Publisher:
Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Journal website
Volume:
285
Issue:
1888
Pages:
Article: 20181715
Publication date:
2018-10-10
Acceptance date:
2018-09-18
DOI:
EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
Pubs id:
pubs:935265
URN:
uri:3f43e31f-08eb-43e5-9d77-07de06e46fac
UUID:
uuid:3f43e31f-08eb-43e5-9d77-07de06e46fac
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pubs:935265

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