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NURSING is a job shared by all mothers in a pride, not out of generosity but, rather, fatigue. Cubs feed when their mothers return from hunting (top). If the mothers stay awake, they will not let cubs other than their own, such as the large adolescent shown, take milk from them (bottom). Although cubs try to nurse most often from their own mothers, they can be quite cunning in their attempts to nurse from other females (charts). 6 WHEN OTHER CUBS ARE ALREADY NURSING ON MOTHERS ON OTHER FEMALES WHEN CUB GREETS THE FEMALE ON MOTHERS ON OTHER FEMALES 0 keep their litters hidden in a dry riverbed or rocky outcrop for at least a month, during which time the cubs are immobile and most vulnerable to predators.
In other words, they be considered part of their culture. Furthermore, if these tended to imitate what they had observed others doing at the expense of their own trialanimals learn exclusively by triand-error discoveries. al and error, then chimpanzees In our view, these findings must, in a sense, reinvent the taken together suggest that apes wheel each time they tackle a do ape and that this ability new skill. No cumulative culforms one strand in cultural ture can ever develop. transmission. Indeed, it is diffiThe clearest way to estabcult to imagine how chimpanlish how chimpanzees learn is zees could develop certain geothrough laboratory experigraphic variations in activities ments.
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