Université de Neuchâtel

Kin-based cultural transmission of tool use in wild chimpanzees

Lamon, Noemie ; Neumann, Christof ; Gruber, Thibaud ; Zuberbühler, Klaus

In: Science Advances, 2017, vol. 3, no. 4, p. e160275

Current research on animal culture has focused strongly on cataloging the diversity of socially transmitted behaviors and on the social learning mechanisms that sustain their spread. Comparably less is known about the persistence of cultural behavior following innovation in groups of wild animals. We present observational data and a field experiment designed to address this question in a wild...