While Certain Primates Avoid the Water, A Chimp and An Orangutan Swim Against the Current

If apes could talk, they might tell you about their fear of water. Of course spoken language is one of the things that separate humans from their closest living relatives. And until recently, swimming and diving was thought to be another one of those defining characteristics. But last month, a couple (literally) of researchers countered claims that apes are physically incapable of swimming by providing the first rigorously documented account

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