Plant-food and tool transfer among savanna chimpanzees at Fongoli, Senegal

@article{Pruetz2011PlantfoodAT,
  title={Plant-food and tool transfer among savanna chimpanzees at Fongoli, Senegal},
  author={Jill D Pruetz and Stacy Lindshield},
  journal={Primates},
  year={2011},
  volume={53},
  pages={133-145}
}
Transferring food is considered a defining characteristic of humans, as such behavior is relatively uncommon in other animal species save for kin-based transfer. Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) are one exception, as they commonly transfer meat among nonrelatives but rarely transfer other resources. New observations at Fongoli, Senegal, show habitual transfer of wild-plant foods and other non-meat resources among community members beyond transfers from mother to offspring. We explore various… CONTINUE READING
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