Chimps Eat Clay (video) University of Oxford Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Chimps were observed eating clay and researchers believe this is a minerals boost and detox diet. Credit Brittany Fallon Usage Restrictions Only to be used with the coverage of the research story. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.