A comparison of bonobo and chimpanzee tool use: evidence for a female bias in the Pan lineage

  title={A comparison of bonobo and chimpanzee tool use: evidence for a female bias in the Pan lineage},
  author={T. Gruber and Z. Clay and K. Zuberb{\"u}hler},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  • T. Gruber, Z. Clay, K. Zuberbühler
  • Published 2010
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes, are the most sophisticated tool-users among all nonhuman primates. From an evolutionary perspective, it is therefore puzzling that the tool use behaviour of their closest living primate relative, the bonobo, Pan paniscus, has been described as particularly poor. However, only a small number of bonobo groups have been studied in the wild and only over comparably short periods. Here, we show that captive bonobos and chimpanzees are equally diverse tool-users in most… CONTINUE READING
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