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A fishy new tool user?

August 10, 2011 | Author: Freelance Writer Mary Bates, Ph.D.

When Jane Goodall described chimpanzees using tools in the wild in 1960, it was the first scientific report of tool use in nonhuman animals. Since then, a select few other species have joined the list of animal handymen: mostly primates and corvid birds, but also dolphins, elephants, and octopuses.