Are Social Orang Utans more intelligent then solitary ones?

The Cultural Intelligence Hypotheses states that social learning encourages individual learning which encourages individual intelligence. So if an animal learns certain things from other individuals in its group, it will find it easier to pick up new skills individually aswell.

Swiss researchers have put this to the test buy pitting Sumatran Orang Utans against Bornean Orang Utans in a simple cognitive test and found that the Sumatran Orang Utan (the more social species) completed the task significantly faster than the Bornean Orang Utans. Read the following article to learn about the interesting research going on with Orang Utans!


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