A paper was just released that showcases the technological prowess of two captive bonobos (Pan paniscus), the famous Kanzi and the less famous Pan-Banisha (Roffman & al. in press). It’s a neat paper, and I don’t really have much to say about it, but I will pass on what I enjoyed most about it (abstract and keywords):
What’s the strategy – not living in the DRC? (sorry, too soon). But seriously, it sounds like a rock band or something. You don’t see key words/phrases like that every day. Or ever?
Read for yourself
Itai Roffman, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Elizabeth Rubert-Pugh, Avraham Ronen, & Eviatar Nevo (2012). Stone tool production and utilization by bonobo-chimpanzees (Pan paniscus) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, in press DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1212855109