Bonobo diet of aquatic greens may hold clues to human evolution — ScienceDaily

Observations of bonobos in the Congo basin foraging in swamps for aquatic herbs rich in iodine, a critical nutrient for brain development and higher cognitive abilities, may explain how the nutritional needs of prehistoric humans in the region were met. This is the first report of iodine consumption by a nonhuman primate.

Source: Bonobo diet of aquatic greens may hold clues to human evolution — ScienceDaily

Could some chimps’ crustacean crave yield clues about human evolution? — ScienceDaily

Researchers report on chimpanzees in Guinea fishing and consuming freshwater crabs, something previously undiscovered. The article describes how this is a potential clue in explaining how our primarily fruit-eating ancestors began eating aquatic life, and supplementing their diet with nutrients critical for brain development.

Source: Could some chimps’ crustacean crave yield clues about human evolution? — ScienceDaily