An Unusual Ritual of Chimpanzee

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A group of archaeologists report in Scientific Reports that chimpanzees habitually bang and throw rocks against trees, or toss them into tree cavities, resulting in conspicuous stone accumulations at these sites. This represents the first record of repeated observations of individual chimpanzees exhibiting stone tool use for a purpose other than extractive foraging at what appear to be targeted trees.

More at: https://www.nature.com/articles/srep22219

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