Chimpanzees and bonobos differ in intrinsic motivation for tool use

@inproceedings{Koops2015ChimpanzeesAB,
  title={Chimpanzees and bonobos differ in intrinsic motivation for tool use},
  author={Kathelijne Koops and Takeshi Furuichi and Chie Hashimoto},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2015}
}
Tool use in nonhuman apes can help identify the conditions that drove the extraordinary expansion of hominin technology. Chimpanzees and bonobos are our closest living relatives. Whereas chimpanzees are renowned for their tool use, bonobos use few tools and none in foraging. We investigated whether extrinsic (ecological and social opportunities) or intrinsic (predispositions) differences explain this contrast by comparing chimpanzees at Kalinzu (Uganda) and bonobos at Wamba (DRC). We assessed… CONTINUE READING
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