Chimpana To Chimpanzee

Andrew Luck-Baker gets to know our closest living relative, the Chimpanzee.



Chimpanzees and Humans are so similar that they vary by only 1% in their genetic makeup.

But as scientists are discovering, getting to grips with that 1% difference could lead to a true understanding of the very nature of human beings, and what makes us so unique.

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Andrew looks at chimpanzee behaviour, from cultural traditions to tool use, and how they communicate with each other.

He talks to the researchers who are convinced that chimpanzees have minds much closer to our own than anyone had previously imagined.