Primates — other than ourselves, of course — aren't generally known for their ability to play structured games. After all, there's a reason why we call goofing off with no real purpose "monkeying around." But a new study has shown that you actually can teach a chimp to play rock-paper-scissors. And what's more, chimps might be even better than us at certain strategy games.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas August 14, 2017
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