Chimps share food
New study reveals that these apes only share food with their friends
Sharing food in the animal kingdom is rare outside of mating pairs, however, a new study conducted by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany has found that not only do chimpanzees partake in this rare behaviour, but they are also rather exclusive with who they share food with. Researchers observed chimps at the Taï National Park in Côte d'ivoire, West Africa, and found that they would only share food with their friends in the troop, despite harassment from beggars or those with high dominance status. A previous study conducted by this team of researchers revealed that while hunting for meat, a successful hunter in possession of the meat would share the kill with others as a reward.
Sharing is caring in chimpanzee society