Great (ape) mem­o­ries

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LON­DON: The great apes can re­mem­ber events that hap­pened years ago.

As with hu­mans, a re­minder of some­thing in the dis­tant past can jog the mem­o­ries of chimps and orang­utans. Sci­en­tists took a group of apes and re­con­structed a se­ries of ex­per­i­ments con­ducted three years pre­vi­ously in which they had to find hid­den tools that could be used to reach food.

Faced with the same rooms and boxes in which the tools were con­cealed, the apes im­me­di­ately knew what to do. It took them five sec­onds to find the tools. – Daily Mail

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