The latest study found that the Chimpanzees expand cultures in the wild which differentiate them from other groups, a group of Sonso chimpanzees living in Uganda’s Budongo Forest was filmed using crushed leaves and moss to save water.
Throughout the six days of nonstop inspection, zoologist’s noticed that the group left their leaf-sponges at their watering hole and picked them up the following day in the similar way a human being leaves a cup near a sink specially the Alpha Male ‘Nick’ was also seen to utilize moss to collect water, and the innovative method was quickly adopted by lots of the chimpanzees.
Both techniques have never been seen in the wild before, and specialists said that they reveal social learning and cultural behavior in the Chimpanzees.
Dr William Hoppitt, Senior Lecturer in Zoology at Anglia Ruskin University, said “Our research outcomes give a strong proof for collective communication between the chimpanzees’ social group, representing that wild chimpanzees learn new technique use from each other, and it supports the statement that some of the observed behavioral range in wild chimpanzees should be interpreted as ‘cultural.”
Chimpanzees are generally believed to be the most ‘cultural’ creatures of all non-human animals, but nearly all earlier studies examining how actions have spread and carried out among captive populations so this is the first time that the investigators had followed in real time research on chimpanzee that how a new natural behavior was passed from individual to individual in a wild community.
The investigators declare it explains that how similar culture originated in a great wild chimpanzee like humans, and this study completed by scientists from Anglia Ruskin University, University of St Andrews, University of Neuchatel and University du Quebec and later it was published in the journal of PLOS Biology.