New discovery: Wild gorilla using tools

The latest scientific news reveals that researchers have witnessed a clever gorilla’s “Eureka!” moment.

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Female mountain gorilla, Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda

In a world-first, a wild gorilla has been seen using tools to acquire food. The female mountain gorilla had been watching a male scooping ants from a hole with his hand and getting bitten in the process. But after she made the same painful mistake as her mentor, inspiration struck, and the gorilla used a long, thin piece of wood to fish the insects out – much like chimpanzees do.

Source American Journal of Primatology

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