#video | Discovered a new way to communicate with chimpanzees relatives

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#video | Discovered a new way to communicate with chimpanzees relatives

Monkey chimpanzee love to communicate with each other.

In 2014, Scottish scientists that monkeys chimpanzees communicate with each other by using sign language. In total, the researchers were able to decipher the meaning of at least 66 moves, with which the primates attract attention and ask for help. However, these animals have other ways to communicate to their brethren the news — for example, throwing in wood stones, they can sensitize them about the whereabouts of the food. This method of communication of monkeys has recently been launched by German scientists, who observed the behavior of chimpanzees in one of the forests of West Africa.

About the observations scientists had written in an article published in a scientific journal . The first who noticed the unusual behavior of monkeys, were scientists under the guidance of primatologist Ammi Kalan from the German Institute for evolutionary anthropology. Once they were able to see chimpanzees lifts off the ground quite a large stone, begins to buzz loudly and throws a rock in a tree. At the same time issued a roar, after which the monkey runs away. For a long time, the team of SDC Kalan could not understand why some monkeys behave, but now they have a few suggestions.

How to communicate with monkeys?

In the course of studying the strange behavior of animals, researchers conducted an experiment. Within its framework, they have teamed up with French experts on the sound and decided to find out exactly what the sounds are trying to get a monkey, throwing a stone on a tree. To do this, the team took 13 samples of wood and recorded the sounds they make when hit by stones. Comparing these sounds to those that could be produced by the unusual behavior of primates, they found that throwing stones about the trees of chimpanzees in most cases, want to achieve a low and continuous noise.

Typically, this is the sound of the so-called African breadfruit (Treculia africana). In most cases, the monkeys no matter how it looks, but most often the stones are thrown at trees with strong roots and raised. The monkeys often return to the same tree, near which already manages to form a bunch flown away from hitting stones. Besides, scientists puzzled by the fact that this behavior occurs not all of a chimp, and only the inhabitants of the African countries Guinea, Liberia and côte d’of the coast.

This suggests that the strange behaviour is a local cultural tradition, — concluded scientists.

Currently, the researchers do not know what it is so monkey . There is an assumption that with the noise of a stone hitting a tree they call relatives to the place where there is food and water. Also this behavior may be a way of males to demonstrate their strength and attract attention. Besides, there is no denying the fact that published trees sounds just like the signs and so they are trying to entertain themselves and others.

Whatever it was, scientists have to do more work. At least they must monitor the reactions of other primates in the noise. Maybe they really ran to the source of sounds and together they begin to live there.

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