Kanyawara chimpanzee behavior profiled in National Geographic

Wangari, an adolescent female, carries a stick while traveling and feeding in a fig tree (photo: Alain Houle).

Kanyawara juveniles – especially females – carry sticks in a manner suggestive of a rudimentary form of doll play (see May 8, 2011 post). A photo of chimpanzee “dolls” appears in the Sept 2011 issue of National Geographic magazine. Click here to view the photo.

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