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Cool leaf! Study records chimp showing off object in human-like way

Adult ape sharing information and just wanted mother to look at foliage with no motive otherwise, scientists say

Chimpanzees show each other objects just for the sake of it, researchers have found, revealing it isn’t only humans who like to draw attention to items that have captured their interest.

As anyone who has spent time with a child knows, even very young humans like to point out objects to others. However it was previously thought this behaviour only occurs in our species.

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