Chimpanzees Regularly Capture Insects and Apply Them onto Wounds

In a new paper published this week in the journal Current Biology, University of Osnabrück’s Dr. Simone Pika and colleagues report the first observations of chimpanzees applying insects to their own open wounds and to the wounds of conspecifics. “Self-medication — where individuals use plant-parts or non-nutritional substances to combat pathogens or parasites — has…

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