Transmission of Multiple Traditions within and between Chimpanzee Groups

  title={Transmission of Multiple Traditions within and between Chimpanzee Groups},
  author={A. Whiten and Antoine Spiteri and V. Horner and K. E. Bonnie and S. Lambeth and S. Schapiro and F. Waal},
  journal={Current Biology},
  • A. Whiten, Antoine Spiteri, +4 authors F. Waal
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • Field reports provide increasing evidence for local behavioral traditions among fish, birds, and mammals. These findings are significant for evolutionary biology because social learning affords faster adaptation than genetic change and has generated new (cultural) forms of evolution. Orangutan and chimpanzee field studies suggest that like humans, these apes are distinctive among animals in each exhibiting over 30 local traditions. However, direct evidence is lacking in apes and, with the… CONTINUE READING
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