Wild Chimps Observed Drinking Alcoholic “Palm Wine”

Alcohol consumption by humans exists in almost every known society, but until now, it’s never been conclusively documented among other primates.

But it turns out that chimps have a taste for alcohol too: Wild chimpanzees in Guinea have been observed drinking fermented tree sap on multiple occasions.

Stolen Palm Wine
The raffia palms that grow around Bossou, Guinea, produce a sweet sap whose natural sugars ferment quickly in the tropical heat, yielding a sweet, mildly alcoholic drin

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