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(D@mn Dirty Apes!) Deceptive Chimp Hides Ammo, Blasts Unsuspecting Zoo Visitors
Live Science ^ | 17 May 2012 | Charles Choi,

Posted on 05/17/2012 7:27:36 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Deceptive Chimp Hides Ammo, Blasts Unsuspecting Zoo Visitors

D@mn Dirty Ape! - (Santino just 1 second before the throw.)

A chimp that creates hiding places for rocks he throws at zoo visitors reveals for the first time that humanity's closest living relatives can plan to deceive, researchers say.

These findings could shed light on the evolution of higher mental functions such as planning, investigators added.

The chimpanzee known as Santino is the dominant male of his group at Furuvik Zoo in Sweden. Intriguingly, past research showed the ape calmly gathered stones from his enclosure's moat and pieces of concrete he pulled off an artificial island into stockpiles he later hurled at zoo visitors — an instance of spontaneous planning for a future event, a mental ability once widely thought limited to humans.

"A lot of great apes, especially dominant males, throw things at human bystanders," said researcher Mathias Osvath, a comparative cognitive scientist and scientific director of Lund University's Primate Research Station Furuvik in Sweden. "It is most often part of their dominance displays and an effective way to make people move, which is the main purpose of a display. Other individuals are supposed to move during such displays to accept the dominance."

Santino doesn't throw stones at Osvath or others that he knows.

"He never hits anyone, so protective gear is not necessary," Osvath said. "We know each other, and we often play. I don't have to be particularly cautious, more than never forgetting that they are extremely strong animals who can cause serious damage to you if they want to."

Now scientists find Santino appears even more foresighted and innovative than previously thought. The ape conceals his weapon caches, showing that chimpanzees are capable of even more complex planning than once known.

(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...


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Oh cr@p! I don't like where this is headed. I urge the Swedish zoo to conduct a vivisection on Santino the chimp as soon as possible
1 posted on 05/17/2012 7:27:45 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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Never give loaded weapons to chimpanzees ...

Chimp With A Gun AK - 47 - Must Watch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l6OEJyjesI


2 posted on 05/17/2012 7:30:14 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Hides rocks to throw at passersby?

Must be a Palestinian ape.

;^)


3 posted on 05/17/2012 7:34:14 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: DogByte6RER

Chimps do not seem to be well disposed towards humans.


4 posted on 05/17/2012 7:40:00 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: elcid1970

Let’s take the experiment one step further.

Set up a few old-fashioned catapults or trebuchets, just out of his visual range, and fill them with a bunch of small rocks. When ever he throws a projectile just launch a retaliatory strike with a catapult-full of rocks and see what happens.

How many times do you have pelt him with a salvo of rocks to deter him from throwing rocks at the visitors?


5 posted on 05/17/2012 7:44:26 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
How many times do you have pelt him with a salvo of rocks to deter him from throwing rocks at the visitors?

Just once if you use big enough rocks.

6 posted on 05/17/2012 7:47:34 PM PDT by Bob
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To: DogByte6RER

It’s like a zoo there.


7 posted on 05/17/2012 7:51:33 PM PDT by xp38
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To: DogByte6RER
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdVMQbZwP-0
8 posted on 05/17/2012 7:55:56 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: xp38
planet of the apes Pictures, Images and Photos
9 posted on 05/17/2012 7:58:55 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

ThHAT is one of the best clips on YouTube!!

It screams to intelligence of both parties involved.


10 posted on 05/17/2012 7:59:41 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Slings and Arrows

ping


11 posted on 05/17/2012 8:00:01 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER
Ya could chop off his hands,

[Closing blast proof door]

and assert he is a Muslim chimp.

12 posted on 05/17/2012 8:05:53 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Or do what we did during my first tour in Nam, one round to lighten the load his shoulders are carrying, gut him, fill the cavity with spicy stuff, close the hole and put him over a BBQ. Mmmmmmmm DeeeeLicious!

It didn’t matter if they were youngsters or mean old red ass rock apes. After an hour or so over the BBQ, the steaming inside would penetrate the meat with spicy pepper flavors. It was a great way to end the week.


13 posted on 05/17/2012 8:05:53 PM PDT by B4Ranch (There's Two Choices... Stand Up and Be Counted ... Or Line Up and Be Numbered .)
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To: B4Ranch
Got 'im! Ha! Was that ape anything like this one?
14 posted on 05/17/2012 8:10:07 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Who knew that chimps were Democrats?


15 posted on 05/17/2012 8:15:46 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Jack Hydrazine

If the chimp learns not to throw rocks for fear of retaliation, then he’s a lot smarter than the Palis.


16 posted on 05/17/2012 8:18:52 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: DogByte6RER

“an instance of spontaneous planning for a future event, a mental ability once widely thought limited to humans. “

wth?! haven’t these guys ever heard of squirrels?? they’re gathering for the winter

seriously, have people just gone stupid?


17 posted on 05/17/2012 8:32:59 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: DogByte6RER

I have a photograph I need to find from the early 1990’s at the National Zoo with my wife taking a picture of me in front of an Orangutan cage. The monkey is flipping me off.

I’d love to know what zoo employee taught him that! lol


18 posted on 05/17/2012 8:51:00 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless and useful idiots.)
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To: DogByte6RER

No where near it in size. These guys were maybe three feet from head to toe.


19 posted on 05/17/2012 9:17:57 PM PDT by B4Ranch (There's Two Choices... Stand Up and Be Counted ... Or Line Up and Be Numbered .)
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To: Fledermaus
I have a photograph I need to find from the early 1990’s at the National Zoo with my wife taking a picture of me in front of an Orangutan cage. The monkey is flipping me off.

I’d love to know what zoo employee taught him that! lol

I'd suspect that it was done by zoo visitors rather than employees.

20 posted on 05/17/2012 9:28:29 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Verginius Rufus

Naw, if he were a democrat he would thrown poo.


21 posted on 05/17/2012 9:36:13 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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Oh please, this is nothing new. Behaviorists have known that chimps are sneaky, vengeful, and dangerous animals in the wild for years. They will orchestrate attacks on neighboring monkey colonies and eat the monkeys.

Heck, when I was in grade school, we had a field trip to the zoo, and I distinctly recall a chimp doing funny things to get us to come near the edge, and then he whipped around an grabbed a big handful of dung and flung it out, hitting Steve Polski right in the chest!

Mark

22 posted on 05/17/2012 9:40:24 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: elcid1970

You got that right!

23 posted on 05/17/2012 9:44:40 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: DogByte6RER; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Chimps: G-d's little B team if we do ourselves in.


24 posted on 05/17/2012 10:05:20 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Intriguingly, past research showed the ape calmly gathered stones from his enclosure’s moat and pieces of concrete he pulled off an artificial island into stockpiles he later hurled at zoo visitors — an instance of spontaneous planning for a future event, a mental ability once widely thought limited to humans.”

Whoa...this is interesting. Apparently, I am a great ape, too! I love hurling things at people with whom I don’t agree.

And, I have my own weapon caches.

Wow!

“Chimps: G-d’s little B team if we do ourselves in.”

I’m going to be just fine. ;o)


25 posted on 05/18/2012 12:10:15 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Santino

I suspect that after giving him an Italian name it was only natural for him to become deceptive.

26 posted on 05/18/2012 12:20:16 AM PDT by BRL
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To: dixiechick2000

You’ll be fine; I’m going to stockpile bananas.


27 posted on 05/18/2012 12:44:48 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: DogByte6RER; right way right
*DING*DING*DING*DING* You both are on the right path, the operative word being 'crap'. Rocks ain't the only thing chimps will fling at zoo gawkers. *SPLAT*

How unsavory.

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


28 posted on 05/18/2012 2:45:18 AM PDT by Viking2002 ("Always with the negative waves, Moriarty, always with the negative waves!" - Sgt. Oddball)
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To: Delta 21

LOL!!!


29 posted on 05/18/2012 5:03:44 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: elcid1970
If the chimp learns not to throw rocks for fear of retaliation, then he’s a lot smarter than the Palis.

What retaliation? How often are Palestinians retaliated against over rock throwing?

If a few Pali rock throwers got rock-salt shotgun blasts in the crotch, I guarantee you the rock throwing would stop.

30 posted on 05/18/2012 5:21:21 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can’t be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Viking2002
Saw that very thing happen long ago on a school field trip to some zoo in New York. A classmate was taunting one chimp and it just let fly. Good aim, too. Someone else in the crowd commented at the time they should sign the chimp up to pitch for the Yankees.
31 posted on 05/18/2012 5:54:21 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: DogByte6RER; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

So it’s been said time and time again that man comes from apes.

But were did the apes come from?

Cats? Dogs? Squirrels? Mice? Gila Monsters? Geckos? Cranes? Storks? Dolphins? Whales? Gar?


32 posted on 05/18/2012 10:49:26 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: a fool in paradise
But were did the apes come from?

Mommy and Daddy apes, who loved each other very much.

33 posted on 05/18/2012 11:08:07 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: BRL
Santino I suspect that after giving him an Italian name it was only natural for him to become deceptive.

Didn't exactly turn out well for the other Santino.


34 posted on 05/18/2012 11:13:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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