Chimpanzees lose their behavioral and cultural diversity: Human impact reduces the behavioral repertoire of chimpanzees

Chimpanzees lose their behavioral and cultural diversity: Human impact reduces the behavioral repertoire of chimpanzees

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Chimpanzees are well known for their extraordinary diversity of behaviors, with some behaviors also exhibiting cultural variation. An international research team has investigated whether chimpanzee behavioral diversity is reduced under high human impact. By comparing sets of chimpanzee behaviors across a large number of social groups exposed to different levels of human disturbance, the scientists found a reduction in behavioral diversity when human impact was high.

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