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Apes 'Gamble Like Humans By Calculating Odds'


Animals  (tags: animals, study, research, animal behaviour, apes, gambling, cognitive skills )

Pia
- 923 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Given the choice of a safe bet of a small piece of banana or a larger chunk of fruit hidden beneath one of a selection of shuffled cups, the apes chose to gamble more than 50 per cent of the time.



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Comments

Teresa W. (652)
Saturday December 31, 2011, 4:29 am
fascinating
 

Sue Matheson (68)
Saturday December 31, 2011, 6:29 am
thanks
 

rene davis (74)
Saturday December 31, 2011, 12:20 pm
just like us.
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Saturday December 31, 2011, 2:26 pm
They aren't dumb!!
 

Nichole L. (68)
Saturday December 31, 2011, 6:15 pm
Not surprising. Thanks, Pia!
 

Jason Green (227)
Saturday December 31, 2011, 7:58 pm
Apes are so amazing thankyou for sharing
 

Danuta Watola (1174)
Sunday January 1, 2012, 1:29 am
thanks for sharing
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Sunday January 1, 2012, 3:04 am
We often underestimate the intelligence of animals.
 
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