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Wild chimpanzees learned how to crack open tortoises — and they’re sharing the knowledge among themselves

Turns out that you can teach an old chimpanzee new tricks — more to the point, they’ll teach themselves. A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig and the University of Osnabrück (both in Germany) report that wild chimpanzees in the Loango National Park, Gabon, have learned how to […]

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New approach for determining conservation threat for species with little data

“A tremendous challenge in marine conservation is that the conservation status and locations of high human pressures for so many marine species are still unknown,” said Xiong Zhang, lead author and Ocean Leaders Postdoctoral Fellow at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries. While threatened species are typically identified through the International Union for Conservation […]

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