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Corpus Systématique Animale

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Tool-use by chimpanzees ( Pan t. troglodytes ) in the Lopé Reserve, Gabon

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  • Chimpanzee
  • Tool-use
  • Insect-eating
  • Cultural variation
  • Technology
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Eponges_v2b_0355, Insectes_v2b_01983
  • Caroline E. G. Tutin 1,2
  • Rebecca Ham 3
  • Dorothea Wrogemann 4
  • 1) Centre International de Recherches Médicales de Franceville, Gabon
  • 2) Scottish Primate Research Group, Department of Biological and Molecular Sciences, University of Stirling, Stirling, United Kingdom
  • 3) Programme de Conservation et Utilisation Rationelle des Ecosystemes Forestiers d'Afrique Centrale (ECOFAC), Composante, Gabon
  • 4) University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

During a long-term study of chimpanzees in the Lopé Reserve, Gabon, tool-use to obtain insects or their products was observed four times and on 23 other occasions tools made and used by chimpanzees were recovered. Of 144 tools used to obtain insects, 142 were made from woody material. Tools varied in dimensions and in the degree of modification (bark stripping and fraying of ends) but those used to obtain different prey species were generally similar and resembled tools described from other chimpanzee populations in central Africa. Use of a leaf “sponge” to obtain water from a hole in the branch of a tree was observed once. Four tool-use patterns shown by other chimpanzee populations appeared to be absent at Lopé as no direct or indirect evidence of their existence was obtained in ten years.

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  • 1 - health sciences
  • 2 - psychology & cognitive sciences
  • 3 - behavioral science & comparative psychology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - vecteurs d'importance medicale, nuisances, depredateurs des denrees et materiaux: surveillance des populations et lutte
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Animal Science and Zoology
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - zoology
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  • Eponges
  • Insectes
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