Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
×
Home

More examples of chimpanzees teaching

  • Matthew H. Scheel (a1), Heidi L. Shaw (a2) and R. Allen Gardner (a3)

Abstract

Darwinism is a principle of biological continuity. This commentary argues against any claim of discontinuity between humans and other animals that must be based on absence of evidence. Instead, we offer additional examples of active teaching by chimpanzees.

Copyright

References

Hide All
Boesch, C. (1991) Teaching among wild chimpanzees. Animal Behaviour 41(3):530–32.
Edman, I. (1920) Human traits and their social significance. The Riverside Press.
Fouts, R. S., Hirsch, A. D. & Fouts, D. H. (1982) Cultural transmission of a human language in a chimpanzee mother-infant relationship. In: Child nurturance: Vol. 3. Studies of development in nonhuman primates, ed. Fitzgerald, E., Mullins, J. & Gage, P., pp. 159–93. Plenum Press.
Gardner, R. A. & Gardner, B. T. (1969) Teaching sign language to a chimpanzee. Science 165(3894):664–72.
Grzimek, B., ed. (1977) Grzimek's encyclopedia of ethology. Van Nostrand Reinhold.
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
  • URL: /core/journals/behavioral-and-brain-sciences
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed