Friday, February 23, 2007

And Now for Something Completely Different...

Chimps Found Using Spears.

Personally, I'm not terribly surprised by animals using tools. There's plenty of evidence that many of them, not just primates, do it. Ravens and crows have fashion hooks to catch food (I saw THAT on TV.) But, this article goes on to talk about which gender does it... the big surprise? Adolescent females. Not exculsively, mind you, but given how much energy the scientific community likes to waste on assigning gender roles to our primate cousins in order to say something about what is "natural" for our own species, I love it when they have to report that grrls do more than gather.

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