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Chimps Engage In Forward Planning Of Tool-Use Acts: Scientists

Earlier this year, scientists at Harvard University found that chimps have the cognitive ability, patience and foresight to cook food. Now a group of researchers has revealed that these animals are smart enough to use tools with specific purposes in mind. Jan van Hooff and Bas Lukkenaar studied the footage of a chimp that took down a camera-drone with a tree branch at a Dutch zoo, and analyzed the animal's behavior.

The attack was planned and deliberate

According to findings of the study published in the journal Primates, the chimp fully planned the attack, just like a human would. On April 10, a Dutch TV crew was filming chimps at the Royal Burgers Zoo for a documentary. The...