Immigrant chimps adapt to the local language.

Language is one of the most obvious features that distinguishes humans from their closest relatives, chimpanzees. Although chimps do make sounds that refer to specific objects (e.g., a certain grunt for “apple”), it was generally thought that these sounds, once learned, don’t change depending on the context. Enter these scientists, who moved a group of chimps from the Netherlands to the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland to see what happened. Turns out that the Dutch chimps soon adopted the Scottish

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