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Chimps Outwit Humans

Chimps living in a rainforest have figured out how to deactivate traps set by bushmeat hunters. They actually go out looking for the traps, and carefully set them off without being caught in them.

While researching the chimps, Mr. Ohashi and Prof. Matsuzawa, of the Primate Research Institute at Kyoto University, Japan, observed five male chimps, both juvenile and adult, attempting to break and deactivate snares.

Two researchers watched closely while, on two separate occasions, a group of chimps in the forests of Guinea successfully deactivated the traps set for them.

Read the story and watch the video at the BBC.

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