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Leaf-tool use for drinking water by wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): acquisition patterns and handedness.

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Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) are known to make and use a variety of tools, activities which require them to employ their hands in a skilful manner. The learning process underlying the acquisition of tool-using skills, and the degree of laterality evident in both immature and mature performers are investigated here focusing on the use of leaves for drinking water by members of the Bossou chimpanzee community in Guinea, West Africa. In addition, comparisons are drawn between the present findin...

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10.1007/s10071-009-0278-0

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Animal cognition
Volume:
12 Suppl 1
Issue:
1 SUPPL
Pages:
S115-S125
Publication date:
2009-10-05
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EISSN:
1435-9456
ISSN:
1435-9448
URN:
uuid:58e25aa8-149f-4adf-a165-17c8e059acd8
Source identifiers:
210222
Local pid:
pubs:210222

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