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Chimps Choose Friends Like Themselves, Says Study

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January 6, 2014
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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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