Chimpanzees will come to the aid of their friends in fights with neighbors, even if it means they may be hurt or die, a study in Nature Communications suggests. Researchers observed the behaviors over the course of 25 years and found that chimpanzees take into account the size of their social group and rely on close, trusted individuals to come to their aid, not unlike humans.
When it comes to fights, chimpanzees count on friends
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