The Grumpy Humanist

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My Chimp is smarter than your 5th Grader 5 July, 2007

Filed under: Animals,Anthropology,Chimps,Primatology — feliza @ 9:21 am

According to Primatology.net (a sister site to our friends at Anthropology.net) a study by Ohio State University has found that so-called “enculturated chimps” have enhanced “cognitive abilities, as measured by their ability to understand how to rake” compared to other chimps.

Yes, you read that right–raking. But it’s actually a really clever experiment. And, anyway, there’s nothing wrong with getting some free yard work out of it. As we all know, chimps love nothing more than landscaping.

Chimp unwinding

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One Response to “My Chimp is smarter than your 5th Grader”

  1. Please visit http://www.kermitscommunity.com for more information about the former OSU primates


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