Prelims 2023

Q79. Which one of the following makes a tool with a stick to scrape insects from a hole in a tree or a log of wood?

a. Fishing cat
b. Orangutan
c. OtterSloth bear
d. Sloth bear

Question from UPSC Prelims 2023 GS Paper

Explanation : 

b. Orangutan


Orangutans are known for their intelligence and problem-solving abilities. They have been observed making tools using sticks to scrape insects from holes in trees or logs of wood. This behavior demonstrates their ability to manipulate objects in their environment to access food sources that would otherwise be difficult to reach. Orangutans are one of the few non-human primates that exhibit tool-making and tool-using behaviors in the wild.

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