Welcome to chimp school! Video captures the moment wild chimpanzee mothers teach their young to 'fish' for food using tools for first time
For the first time ever, researchers have captured footage of wild chimpanzee mothers teaching their offspring to use tools.
The videos taken at the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the Republic of Congo shed new light on the evolution of teaching, showing how young chimpanzees learn from their mothers to catch termites with ‘fishing probes.’
Mother chimpanzees were found to bring multiple tools or divide their own in half, allowing them to address the needs of their young without hindering their own ability to gather food.
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