Chimpanzees use hand and mouth gestures to signal distance

Scientists from the Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University looked at whether chimpanzees can communicate about distance for the first time.

From performing dramatic gestures to using words such as 'here' and 'there', humans use a range of techniques to locate objects.And a new study suggests we may not be alone in using gestures to indicate distance.Researchers found that chimpanzees also use such gestures, but rather than simply using their arms to point as humans would, the animals also open their mouths to indicate how far away something is.Scroll down for video  Researchers found that chimpanzees use gestures to indicate...