Chimps Have the Mental Capacity to Cook Their Food

If you give a chimpanzee a potato, it’s going to want to cook it, so long as it’s given the right tools.

Chimps, according to a new study, possess the cognitive foundation required to cook raw foods. In a battery of tests, chimps not only demonstrated that they preferred cooked food, but that they were also willing to delay eating raw foods in order to enjoy a cooked meal later. It’s a level of planning, self-control and understanding that was thought to be uniquely human.
Baked Potatoe


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