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Department of Comparative Language Science

Interview with "What the Duck?!" podcast about chimpanzee drumming

Get ready for a wild ride with the latest episode of What The Duck?! podcast, brought to you by the Australian Broadcast Corporation. Join the dynamic conversation as Stuart Watson, the brains behind a groundbreaking publication, unveils the extraordinary tale of a chimpanzee prodigy. This ingenious primate has taken communication to a whole new level by ingeniously crafting a 'drum' from an array of materials.

As Watson delves into the details, the podcast transforms into a riveting exploration of animal intelligence, challenging preconceived notions and inviting listeners to reconsider the cognitive capabilities of our primate counterparts. The narrative transcends the ordinary scientific discourse, infusing the discussion with a sense of wonder and excitement.

Beyond the academic jargon, this episode offers a glimpse into the intricate world of a chimpanzee breaking free from the confines of traditional expectations. From cognitive feats to artistic expressions, the conversation unveils the multifaceted nature of animal behavior, leaving listeners with a newfound appreciation for the complexity of non-human communication.

And if you've ever pondered the musical potential of apes, this episode provides the perfect soundtrack to your curiosity. Tune in to What The Duck?! for an immersive journey into the heart of primate creativity, where the beat of a drum opens the door to a symphony of surprises.