Skip to comments.(D@mn Dirty Apes!) Deceptive Chimp Hides Ammo, Blasts Unsuspecting Zoo Visitors
Posted on 05/17/2012 7:27:36 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Deceptive Chimp Hides Ammo, Blasts Unsuspecting Zoo Visitors
- (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.
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Hides rocks to throw at passersby?
Must be a Palestinian ape.
Chimps do not seem to be well disposed towards humans.
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?
Just once if you use big enough rocks.
It’s like a zoo there.
ThHAT is one of the best clips on YouTube!!
It screams to intelligence of both parties involved.
[Closing blast proof door]
and assert he is a Muslim chimp.
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.
Who knew that chimps were Democrats?
If the chimp learns not to throw rocks for fear of retaliation, then he’s a lot smarter than the Palis.
“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?
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
No where near it in size. These guys were maybe three feet from head to toe.
Id love to know what zoo employee taught him that! lol
I'd suspect that it was done by zoo visitors rather than employees.