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Captive chimpanzee takes down a drone: tool use toward a flying object

Overview of attention for article published in Primates, September 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#7 of 567)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (92nd percentile)

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31 news outlets
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6 blogs
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82 tweeters
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6 Facebook pages
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1 Google+ user
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1 video uploader

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Title
Captive chimpanzee takes down a drone: tool use toward a flying object
Published in
Primates, September 2015
DOI 10.1007/s10329-015-0482-2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jan A. R. A. M. van Hooff, Bas Lukkenaar

Abstract

On 10 April 2015, a Dutch TV crew was filming at the Royal Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, The Netherlands. It was the intention to film the chimpanzees in the enclosure from close-by and from above with the means of a drone. When the drone came a bit closer to the chimpanzees, a female individual made two sweeps with a branch that she held in one hand. The second one was successful and downed the drone. The use of the stick in this context was a unique action. It seemed deliberate given the decision to collect it and carry it to a place where the drone might be attacked. This episode adds to the indications that chimpanzees engage in forward planning of tool-use acts.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Czech Republic 1 3%
Unknown 31 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 48%
Student > Master 5 15%
Researcher 3 9%
Other 3 9%
Professor 2 6%
Other 4 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 33%
Psychology 5 15%
Environmental Science 4 12%
Neuroscience 4 12%
Social Sciences 3 9%
Other 6 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 346. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 July 2018.
All research outputs
#26,906
of 12,142,626 outputs
Outputs from Primates
#7
of 567 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#740
of 238,770 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Primates
#1
of 13 outputs
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