Cultural innovation and transmission of tool use in wild chimpanzees: evidence from field experiments

  title={Cultural innovation and transmission of tool use in wild chimpanzees: evidence from field experiments},
  author={Dora Biro and Noriko Inoue-Nakamura and Rikako Tonooka and Gen Yamakoshi and Claudia Sousa and Tetsuro Matsuzawa},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) are the most proficient and versatile users of tools in the wild. How such skills become integrated into the behavioural repertoire of wild chimpanzee communities is investigated here by drawing together evidence from three complementary approaches in a group of oil-palm nut- (Elaeis guineensis) cracking chimpanzees at Bossou, Guinea. First, extensive surveys of communities adjacent to Bossou have shown that population-specific details of tool use, such as the… CONTINUE READING
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