Chimpanzees prefer firm, stable beds

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:30 in Mathematics & Economics

Chimpanzees may select a certain type of wood, Ugandan ironwood, over other options for its firm, stable, and resilient properties to make their bed. Chimpanzees use tree branches to build beds or nests in trees. They select certain tree species to sleep in more frequently than others, but the reason for selecting a particular tree was unclear.

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