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Dutch chimps in Edinburgh Zoo 'learn to speak in Scottish accent'

Chimpanzees from The Netherlands who were moved to Edinburgh Zoo appear to have learnt to speak in a Scottish accent.

When the nine chimps first moved to their new home five years ago, they initially used to use a high-pitched noise to ask for apples.

But researchers have found they later started to ask for food with a low grunt - the same noise used by their Scottish companions.

Laura Bicker reports.

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