October 27, 2005
That Would Explain It
onegoodmove points us to this fascinating fun fact:
Chimpanzees share many traits with humans but altruism, it seems, is not one of them, scientists said on Wednesday.
Although chimps live in social groups and co-operate and hunt together, when it comes to helping non-related group members, they don't put up with any monkey business.
When given the opportunity to help themselves and other chimps they often choose the selfish option.