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Drumming chimps could explain human rhythm

6 February 2015 Last updated at 08:01 GMT

Chimps are very clever - but did you know they can teach us about our own sense of rhythm?

New research, that looks at chimpanzees drumming on trees, could tell us more about how humans originally learnt to play instruments.

Jenny went to hang out with some chimps at Edinburgh Zoo to find out just how much they can teach us about our past.

And be sure to check out the monkey impressions!