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Gorillas Don't Need to Be Taught to Clean Their Food

Western lowland gorillas, according to a study published yesterday, don't like their food to be dirty. That's a no-brainer. But researchers from Britain and Germany discovered that when given peeled apples covered in sand, gorillas would clean them before eating. What's intriguing is that they did so without any human or gorilla teaching them how. In at least 75% of trials, gorillas Bebe, Gorgo, Kibara, Louna, and Viringika, who are residents of the Leipzig Zoo in Germany, cleaned their apples before eating them.
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