Animals Drink Alcohol – level 3
People have been fermenting alcohol for a long time as they enjoy alcohol’s effects, and as it turns out, some animals enjoy it, too! International researchers conducted a 17-year-long empirical study and found that some chimpanzees drink alcohol from leaf vessels.
Video footage showed a chimp using leaves to collect fermented sap from a palm tree. The scientists observed the animals in many states of inebriation, including falling asleep after drinking.
Difficult words: ferment (turn into alcohol), conduct (run), empirical (based on scientific testing), vessel (a container for holding liquids), fermented (turned into alcohol), sap (the fluid in a plant), inebriation (being drunk).
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