Take quiz to see if you can recognise 10 common chimp gestures  trends now

Take quiz to see if you can recognise 10 common chimp gestures  trends now
Take quiz to see if you can recognise 10 common chimp gestures  trends now

Take quiz to see if you can recognise 10 common chimp gestures  trends now

Do YOU speak ape? Take the quiz to see if you can recognise and understand these 10 common chimpanzee and bonobo gestures Humans have retained understanding of chimp gestures thanks to ape ancestors So how many can you recognise in this quiz that was put together for new study?

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It may seem odd to think we could instinctively understand what a chimpanzee is trying to tell us.

But experts say humans have retained an understanding of gestures made by our ancestors, even though we no longer use them ourselves.

So how do you think you would get on if put on the spot?

Take the quiz below and see if you can understand these 10 common chimpanzee and bonobo gestures.

Do you speak chimp? It may seem odd to think we could instinctively understand what a chimpanzee is trying to tell us. Take this quiz below and see if you can understand these 10 common chimpanzee and bonobo gestures

Do you speak chimp? It may seem odd to think we could instinctively understand what a chimpanzee is trying to tell us. Take this quiz below and see if you can understand these 10 common chimpanzee and bonobo gestures

What are some of the chimp gestures?

 

Arm Raise    

Big Loud Scratch

Directed Push                

Mouth Stroke

Object Shake 

Present Climb On

Present Genitals

Present Grooming

Reach             

Touch

Bonobo 

Groom me    

Groom me    

Climb on my back        

Give me that food

Let's have sex

Climb on my back

Let's have sex

Groom me    

Climb on my back 

Climb on my back 

Chimp 

Give me that food

Groom me    

Move into a new position

Give me that food

Let's have sex

Climb on my back

Let's have sex 

Groom me    

Give me that food

Give me that food 

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It was put together as part of new research which found that people are able to correctly identify more than half of common great ape signings.

One of the researchers, Kirsty Graham, of the University of St Andrews, said: 'All great apes use gestures, but humans are so gestural – using gestures while we speak and sign, learning new gestures, pantomiming etc. – that it's really hard to pick out shared great ape gestures just by observing people. 

'By showing participants videos of common great ape gestures instead, we found that people can understand these gestures, suggesting that they may form part of an evolutionarily ancient, shared gesture vocabulary across all great ape species including us.' 

The discovery of the gestures used by great apes provided the first evidence of intentional communication outside human

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