Chimpanzees of a feather sit together: Friendships are based on similar personalities

Posted on October 11, 2013

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Like humans, many animals have close and stable friendships. However, until now, it has been unclear what makes particular individuals bond. Cognitive Biologists of the University of Vienna, Austria, and the University of Zurich, Switzerland, explored the question and found that chimpanzees choose their friendships based on similarity of personality.

The results of this study appear in the scientific journal Evolution and Human Behaviour.

via Chimpanzees of a feather sit together: Friendships are based on similar personalities.

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