• Kyodo News


Japanese researchers have noted that chimpanzees offer straws and other drinking tools to fellow chimps in an adjoining chamber — an apparently altruistic act, according to PLoS ONE, a U.S. science magazine, published Wednesday.

The research may pave the way to the evolutionary study of selfless behavior in humans, said a team of Kyoto University members, including associate professor Masayuki Tanaka.

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