Chimpanzees routinely fish for algae with tools during the dry season in Bakoun, Guinea

  title={Chimpanzees routinely fish for algae with tools during the dry season in Bakoun, Guinea},
  author={Christophe Boesch and Ammie K. Kalan and Anthony Agbor and Mimi Arandjelovic and Paula Dieguez and Vincent Lapeyre and Hjalmar S. K{\"u}hl},
  journal={American Journal of Primatology},
Wild chimpanzees regularly use tools, made from sticks, leaves, or stone, to find flexible solutions to the ecological challenges of their environment. Nevertheless, some studies suggest strong limitations in the tool‐using capabilities of chimpanzees. In this context, we present the discovery of a newly observed tool‐use behavior in a population of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) living in the Bakoun Classified Forest, Guinea, where a temporary research site was established for 15 months… 
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