Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Chimpanzees More Likely to Share Tools, Teach Skills When Task Is Complex

Newswise imageTeach a chimpanzee to fish for insects to eat, and you feed her for a lifetime. Teach her a better way to use tools in gathering prey, and you may change the course of evolution.For most wild chimpanzees, tool use is an important part of life -- but learning these skills is no simple feat. Wild chimpanzees transfer tools to each other, and this behavior has previously been shown to serve as a form of teaching.