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'Armed' chimps raid beehives

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Cameras have revealed how "armed" chimpanzees raid beehives to gorge on sweet honey.

Scientists in the Republic of Congo found that the wild primates crafted large clubs from branches to pound the nests until they broke open.

The study is published in the International Journal of Primatology.

Footage courtesy of Crickette Sanz/David Morgan

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