What wild chimps want for breakfast
Wild chimpanzees have a sweet tooth that makes them overlook a bitter flavor.
From Science News, Vol. 154, No. 3, July 18, 1998, p. 43.
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Reynolds, V., et al. 1998. Condensed tannins and sugars in the diet of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) in the Budongo Forest, Uganda. Oecologia 115(July):331. (Available at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00442/bibs/8115003/81150331.htm)
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