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African Chimps Seen Crafting Small Weapons

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African Chimps Seen Crafting Small Weapons

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African Chimps Seen Crafting Small Weapons

African Chimps Seen Crafting Small Weapons

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Chimpanzees in West Africa are making spears out of sticks and using the tool to kill small mammals. It's the first time researchers have documented this type of behavior in the primates. Anthropologist Jill Pruetz of Iowa State University talks with Madeleine Brand.