Tool use is 'innate' in chimpanzees but not bonobos, their closest evolutionary relative


Koops, K. et al. Chimpanzees and bonobos differ in intrinsic motivation for tool use. Sci. Rep. 5, 11356; doi: 10.1038/srep11356 (2015).

Insights into the tool use difference between chimpanzees and bonobos can help us identify the conditions that drove the evolution of human technology
— Kathelijne Koops. For further infomation, please see the press release in

6月17日Scientific Reports誌に Kathelijne Koops氏(University of Cambridge / PWS国際連携研究者)、古市剛史氏(霊長類研究所教授/ PWSプログラム分担者)、橋本千絵氏(霊長類研究所助教/ PWSプログラム分担者)による共著論文が出ました。