Social skills: Kids vs. apes

In the Republic of Congo, a group of chimpanzees at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Sanctuary return from the forest.  They're headed back to their dormitory for the night. Credit: Victoria Wobber.

We humans are exceptionally good at manipulating our environment, but what makes us so successful compared with other primates? Our intelligence? Our opposable thumbs? A clever experiment conducted in Africa and Europe suggests another answer: our social skills.

My story aired on The World, in partnership with NOVA.

~ by Ari Daniel on October 10, 2012.

2 Responses to “Social skills: Kids vs. apes”

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