Chimpanzees have 'at least 66 distinct gestures' they use to talk to each other
Last updated at 3:35 PM on 6th May 2011
Wild chimpanzees use more than twice the number of gestures to communicate than previously thought, scientists have said.
The animals have at least 66 different mannerisms that they use to talk to each other, according to researchers from the University Of St Andrews in Scotland.
It was previously thought that chimpanzees had just 30 distinct gestures, although this figure was arrived at following observations of animals in captivity.