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July 6 2014

Chimps develop bizarre trend of sticking grass in ear


A group of Zambian chimps have developed a bizarre fad of sticking a blade of grass in their ears in behaviour which may prove that the primates are capable of creating their own culture

Itís not just humans who worry about keeping up with the latest trends, chimpanzees are followers of fads as well, researchers have found.

Experts studying chimps at a Zambian sanctuary were intrigued to find that after one female named Julie stuck a piece of grass in her ear, the other primates followed suit.

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