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Chimpanzee Ground Nests

April 17th, 2012 · No Comments

Chimpanzee Ground Nests Offer New Insight Into Our Ancestors’ Descent from the Trees

ScienceDaily (Apr. 16, 2012) — The first study into rarely documented ground-nest building by wild chimpanzees offers new clues about the ancient transition of early hominins from sleeping in trees to sleeping on the ground. While most apes build nests in trees, this study, published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, focused on a group of wild West African chimpanzees that often shows ground-nesting behaviour.

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