A recent study suggests that apes and chimps have the ability to recognize their friends and family members. The study involved analyzing the behavior of apes and chimps living in the wild and in captivity. Researchers found that these animals display distinct behaviors when interacting with familiar individuals compared to unfamiliar ones. This indicates that they have the cognitive ability to differentiate between acquaintances and strangers within their social circles. The findings provide valuable insights into the social dynamics of these animals and shed light on the complexities of their relationships within their communities.
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