Chimpanzee Gia is cracking a tortoise
Tortoises on the menu: wild chimpanzees eat tortoises after cracking them open against tree trunks. "We have known for decades that chimpanzees feed on meat from a variety of animal species, but until now the consumption of reptiles has not been observed", says Tobias Deschner, a primatologist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. "What is particularly interesting is that they use a percussive technique that they normally employ to open hard-shelled fruits to gain access to meat of an animal that is almost inaccessible for any other predator".
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