Tools in animal and human life

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Tool use in animals illuminates similarities between humans and animals in terms of problem solving skills, dexterity, and intelligence. Does the ability of animals to use tools signify an intelligence level close to that of humans? Many people define intelligence as the ability to adapt to your environment, or make your environment serve your purposes. Is animal tool use symbolic of that definition of intelligence? Tool use in primates is particularly interesting because it sheds light on the abilities and lifestyles of early humans.

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