Chimps can sense fair play - scientists

Chimps can sense fair play - scientists
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Chimpanzees, like people, can appreciate fairness and can learn to play fair. The conclusions to this effect were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of  Sciences. During the experiment, chimps were given unequal portions of food which they could either share with others or keep for themselves. Even though nearly all the chimps went for the “unfair” option at first, they eventually opted in favor of sharing what they had with a neighbor. Scientists say chimpanzees living in the wild have to cooperate in order to protect their territory or search for food and this could explain why they developed an ability to evaluate their behavior in the course of evolution. Source: Voice of Russia

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