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In the same way that the use of chopsticks at the table differs around the world, chimpanzees also have different ways of using them. And the variety is astonishing, according to a new study published in the “Nature of Human Behaviour”. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig (Germany) have demonstrated how these primates, the most similar to us in the world, have different techniques to “fish” for termites, a delicious snack. According to the authors, each group shows what may be a “culture” that is different, in the sense that they have behaviors and social norms of their own that few can learn from others and transmit them to successive generations.
The fact that the primates have “culture”is somewhat controversial,