Like humans, chimpanzees choose their friends on the basis of shared personality traits, according to a study by European scientists. Their findings suggest that the 'similarity effect' commonly shown in humans, was inherited from a common ancestor six million years ago. Jim Drury has more.
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Oct. 9, 2013 Like humans, many animals have close and stable friendships. However, until now, it has been unclear what makes particular individuals bond. Cognitive biologists have now found that chimpanzees ... read more
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