Wild chimps and gorillas can form social bonds that last for decades

Two chimpanzees share food, a common form of social behavior.

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To survive, animals compete for resources (opens in new tab), be it food, mating partners or territory. But a ground breaking recent study shows chimpanzees and gorillas form friendships, some lasting at least 20 years. They play, eat and socialise together.

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