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Chimpanzees use handclasps to create social traditions: From a fist pound, to a high-five, to a firm or a weak h...

Chimpanzees use handclasps to create social traditions: From a fist pound, to a high-five, to a firm or a weak h...

RELATED ARTICLES Chimpanzees May Build Their 'Cultures' In A Similar Way To Humans January 10, 2008 09:35 AM Why don't chimpanzees like to barter commodities? January 30, 2008 09:13 AM Bonobos Join Chimps as Closest Human Relatives June 19, 2012 08:55 AM Chimps Are Self Aware May 6, 2011 09:18 AM /enn_original_news/article/44888 From a fist pound, to a high-five, to a firm or a weak handshake, human greetings say something about our social and cultural traditions. ADVERTISEMENT Similarly, a research collaboration between the Gonzaga University and the Max Planck Institute has revealed that chimpanzees have their own social habits in the form of 'grooming handclasps'. A handclasp is the custom when chimpanzees clasp onto each other's arms, raise them into the air, and groom each other with their free arm. Researchers say the variety of ways chimpanzees do this has to do wit...

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