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Korea's Everland Zoo recently welcomed a baby Chimpanzee and these outstanding pictures were taken by zoo photographer In Cherl Kim just three days ago. Human's closest living relative, Chimpanzees have highly complex social structures and distinct cultures within communities with preferences for different types of tool use. For example, some groups of Chimpanzees use long sticks to fish out termites from within their mounds (imagine Fun Dip, just with twigs instead of the edible spoon and termites instead of the citrusy-sugar). Other groups of Chimps use rocks to smash open nuts or dig their way into beehives high in the trees. 

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Baby chimpanzee at the everland zoo 1

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If you're interested in learning more about Chimpanzees and are not afraid of a little serious science, The Mind of the Chimpanzee is an excellent compilation of the latest Chimpanzee behavioral research. Edited by Elizabeth Lonsdorf and Stephen Ross both of the Lester E. Fisher Center at the Lincoln Park Zoo and Tetsuro Matsuzawa of Kyoto University's Primate Research Institute, the book documents presentations from researchers around the world who converged on Chicago for the most recent Chimpanzee science jamboree.

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