Chimps and humans are nearly 99 percent alike in their genetic makeup. Scientists and researchers have conducted myriad studies of their intelligence. These 3 fascinating videos show some of the results. It turns out that they are smarter than us in a number of ways.
The first two videos pit chimpanzees against humans, with surprising results. The third one, on page 3, shows how clever a chimp can be when left to his own devices.
This first video from ABC News shows how much better a chimpanzee’s short term memory is than a human’s when his reward is a tasty peanut treat, and the goodies keep coming. Peanuts are so yummy.
The video on page 2 pits a chimpanzee against a human child, with similar results, and a peanut reward at the end. And in the video on page 3 getting the peanut is the ultimate challenge and reward.
Maybe the answer is that chimps love peanuts more than we do!
Watch and see what you think.
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