Extraction of honey from underground bee nests by central African chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes troglodytes) in Loango National Park, Gabon: Techniques and individual differences.

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A detailed analysis of tool use behaviors can disclose the underlying cognitive traits of the users. We investigated the technique used by wild chimpanzees to extract the underground nests of stingless bees (Meliplebeia lendliana), which represent a hard-to-reach resource given their highly undetectable location. Using remote-sensor camera trap footage, we… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22672

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@article{Estienne2017ExtractionOH, title={Extraction of honey from underground bee nests by central African chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes troglodytes) in Loango National Park, Gabon: Techniques and individual differences.}, author={Vittoria Estienne and Colleen R. Stephens and Christophe Boesch}, journal={American journal of primatology}, year={2017}, volume={79 8} }