Kanzi the genius Bonobo can speak sign language, assign words to his favorite items, and has now created relatively sophisticated stone tools!
The most remarkable aspect of the tools Kanzi created
is their resemblance to early hominid tools.”
Kanzi is able to crate and distinguish between wedges, choppers, scrapers and drills in order to get hard-to-access food.
These findings may help illuminate what defines modern human culture. It is unclear whether these specific tools could be created by Bonobos in nature without any direct influence. One thing is clear though, the potential is there!
Sources for Bonobos Making Tools:
New Scientist: Bonobo Genius Makes Stone Tools Like Early Humans Did