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26-11-2012, 03:12 PM
RE: Primate news
(26-11-2012 12:04 PM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  This last one I am currently reading. It is very interesting because it has implications towards the evolution of our own problem solving skills. The full text may not be available for too much longer, though. I have the brief PDF if anyone is interested in reading it.

* http://www.springerlink.com/content/8211...lltext.pdf (Deactivation of snares by wild chimpanzees)

The chimps of Bossou, Guinea don't have a 100% deactivation rate, but they all (at least the males) know how the snares are constructed and what areas to grab and what areas to avoid. The authors suggest this community's lone ability to deactivate the snares is a product of cultural knowledge that has been past down through the generations. They apparently have lived in closer proximity to human settlements than any other chimp community. Other bodies of chimps have a much higher occurrence of snare injuries, suggesting they have yet to figure out how the device works.
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