Chimpanzees Catch and Eat Crabs

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Chimpanzee fishing for crabs. (Kathelijne Koops) (Image: beamue)

Chimpanzees have a mainly vegetarian diet, but do occasionally eat meat. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now shown for the first time that chimpanzees also eat crabs. In the rainforest of Guinea, the researchers observed how chimpanzees regularly fish for crabs.

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Helen Stauffer

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