Human encroachment threatens chimpanzee culture

Environmental disruptions reduce opportunities for social learning


MAKING NOISE  Primatologists are concerned that deforestation and other disturbances are affecting the behavioral repertoire of chimpanzees in Taï National Park in Côte d’Ivoire (shown) and elsewhere.

© Liran Samuni/Taï Chimpanzee Project

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