ABSTRACT: Evidence of tool use for foraging for honey by chimpanzees in Bwindi-Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, is reported. These
are the first records of tool use by chimpanzees in this region of the Albertine Rift. Tools of two types were found at sites
of bee activity. Chimpanzees apparently use small stick tools to forage for the honey of a stingless bee [Meliponula bocandei (Trigonidae)] that nests in tree cavities and also in subterranean holes. They use significantly larger, thicker tools to
assist in foraging for honey of African honeybees (Apis mellifera).
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