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Chimpanzees are copycats and, in the process, they form new traditions that are often particular to only one specific group of these primates.
Researchers from Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and Evolutionary Anthropology studied how chimpanzees are rational thinkers, rather than conformists. Scientists have known that these animals are sensitive to social influences, but are capable of maintaining their own strategy in order to solve a problem rather than conforming to what the rest of the group is doing.
According to a new study published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, chimpanzees choose their friendships with others based on personality.
Chimpanzees are capable of learning from one another and they use this social interaction to create and maintain local traditions.
- The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.