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Simon Leufstedt

Zoo chimp 'planned' stone attacks

BBC reports:

A male chimpanzee in a Swedish zoo planned hundreds of stone-throwing attacks on zoo visitors, according to researchers.

"We've done experimental studies, and the chimps in my mind show very clearly that they do plan for future needs, but it has been argued that perhaps this was an experimental artefact," Dr Osvath told BBC News.

"Now we have this spontaneous behaviour, which is always in some sense better evidence."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7928996.stm

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I also read a book recently that showed there was evidence to show that chimps will lie too. This was part of some research to get chimps to communicate... however, there seems to be some debate about interpreting the results.

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