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Among humans, pointing is a universal language, an alternative to spoken words to convey a message. But when an ape points, scientists break rank on the question of whether pointing is a uniquely human behavior.
An orangutanâ€™s spontaneous whistling is providing scientists at Great Ape Trust of Iowa new insights into the evolution of speech and learning.
Linguistic tools used to analyze human language applied to conversation between scientist and bonobo.
The three orangutans and eight bonobos living at the Great Ape Trust will interact with more humans starting in June when the research facility is opened to the public.
Dr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh sounds like a proud mother when she speaks about her brood of bonobos, eight ultra-intelligent apes that will take part in unique language research meant to shed light on their nature and maybe our own.
An international team of researchers will study social interaction at the Great Ape Trust of Iowa this spring to learn more about human forgiveness and the process of culture, officials with the research center said.