In the fifties rhesus monkeys began on the island Koshima in Japan, the sweet potatoes that researchers gave them to wash. This observation might as well have stayed anecdotal except that Japanese primatologists this renewal appointed as "preculture". Culture had always considered an exclusively human characteristic, and this assumption was questioned by the behavior of these monkeys. Research on the most evolved primates, our cousins the chimpanzees and bonobos, has given us a more precise definition of "animal culture" yielded: the habits
that animals acquire a learning process and lead to distinct traditions in different animal communities. Gradually, more and more animals member of the club culture: elephants, dolphins, orcas and even ravens. By precise examples and never-before-seen images, this documentary stirs the debate over "nature versus culture" and throw them a new light on the paradoxical question: "Culture is natural?"
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