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Tool-Using in Primates and Other Vertebrates
TLDR
A variety of birds show behavior closely related to tool-using, which falls into two distinct categories: the use of objects as weapons in aggressive contexts; and in non-agonistic contexts for obtaining food for investigation and body care.
The behavior of chimpanzees in their natural habitat.
In his search for the biological basis of human behavior patterns, the scientist finds a fruitful resource in studying the chimpanzee, man's closest living relative. The author describes some of the
Tool-use in Free-living Baboons in the Gombe National Park, Tanzania
AN animal may be said to use a tool when an object is used as a functional extension of the hand (or claw, mouth, beak) in the attainment of an immediate goal1. References have been made to
Use of Tools by the Egyptian Vulture, Neophron percnopterus
THE use of natural objects as tools by free-living vertebrates has, so far as we know, been reported for four species only—the chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes; the gorilla, Gorilla gorilla; the