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Video reveals young chimps are hands-on learners

Chimpanzees are constantly surprising us by demonstrating advanced conceptual thinking, like understanding that other people can have false beliefs. Now researchers at the University of Washington in St Louis have recorded videos of chimp parents actively teaching their young how to use tools, as opposed to the skills being passed down through observation alone. The mothers not only understand the child's needs, but they find ways to offset the negative impact sharing tools has on their own ability to gather food.
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