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Gorillas filmed performing amazing feat of intellectual ability
PhysOrg ^ | July 23, 2012 | Bob Yirka

Posted on 07/24/2012 7:44:59 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands

Researchers working in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda have filmed gorillas dismantling snares set by poachers to catch smaller game. Previously, anecdotal evidence had suggested that silverback gorillas had been seen dismantling snares. In this instance it was two young blackback, mountain gorillas that were involved. The team, part of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund's Karisoke Research Center, filmed first a silverback motioning towards the snare. Next, two young male blackbacks arrived on the scene, surveyed the situation, then proceeded to take apart the snare, avoiding being caught in it in the process.

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KEYWORDS: africa; godsgravesglyphs; gorilla; iq; rwanda; wildlife

1 posted on 07/24/2012 7:45:04 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Yes, where IS the video?? Strange.


2 posted on 07/24/2012 7:48:00 PM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! ! ..)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Occam’s razor requires us to ask: How do we know these weren’t just people in gorilla suits?


5 posted on 07/24/2012 7:49:24 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: FlingWingFlyer

sounds like Gorillas are smarter than your average liberal along with how Gorillas don’;t go into hissy baby fits unlike the homosexuals


6 posted on 07/24/2012 7:52:25 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

surveyed the situation, then proceeded to take apart the snare, avoiding being caught in it in the process.

Something, it should be noted, that would be far beyond the abilities of a Liberal....


7 posted on 07/24/2012 7:52:58 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

GETA?


8 posted on 07/24/2012 7:52:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Next thing you know, they’ll be voting Democrat in the next election.


9 posted on 07/24/2012 8:05:40 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: cripplecreek
GETA?

It took me awhile, but I finally caught it. (I probably couldn't disable a snare today.)
10 posted on 07/24/2012 8:18:40 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Mitt Romney is a handbasket driver. I refuse to ride.)
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To: Yardstick

I think most animals are more intelligent than we give them credit for. Their motivations are different than humans, so it’s not always apparent.


11 posted on 07/24/2012 8:19:11 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30
“I think most animals are more intelligent than we give them credit for. Their motivations are different than humans, so it’s not always apparent.”

The temp was 104 here yesterday. My juvenile delinquent long
haired dog did everything possible to curry my favor and
stay inside.

12 posted on 07/24/2012 8:31:14 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Jonty30

My dog eats poop.


13 posted on 07/24/2012 8:52:09 PM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: MNDude

Although, he still may be more intelligent than credit given, there’s just no accounting for taste. :)


14 posted on 07/24/2012 9:07:18 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands
Gorillas filmed performing amazing feat of intellectual ability

They balanced a budget without raising taxes?

15 posted on 07/24/2012 9:16:35 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

“Get your hands off me you damn dirty ape”!


17 posted on 07/24/2012 9:25:07 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Let's get the hell rid of Zero)
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To: Jonty30

The fact that many can survive years, decades, in the absolute wild, better than we could, shows they have to have good, adaptive intelligence.


18 posted on 07/24/2012 10:09:10 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: MNDude

Dude, plenty of people eat poop. That ain’t a very high bar there.


19 posted on 07/24/2012 10:10:58 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Not really GGG but thought you’d find this interesting.


20 posted on 07/24/2012 10:35:06 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono
Gorillas dismantling snares?

I guess that makes them AT LEAST as smart as a drummer.

21 posted on 07/24/2012 11:52:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: a fool in paradise
CLICK PIC

22 posted on 07/25/2012 12:10:23 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: a fool in paradise
I guess that makes them AT LEAST as smart as a drummer.

Stands to reason.

23 posted on 07/25/2012 12:22:16 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Send this to Koko, he will have it up on the website before the show is over. /RL


24 posted on 07/25/2012 1:48:48 AM PDT by JohnnyP
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Teach the gorillas to shoot AK’s. Then they can dismantle poachers.


25 posted on 07/25/2012 1:55:35 AM PDT by Nachoman (I HOPE we CHANGE presidents.)
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To: Yardstick

These days, I’m more concerned about gorillas in people suits.


26 posted on 07/25/2012 3:09:19 AM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands
Gorillas filmed performing amazing feat of intellectual ability

Is it too late to get them on the ticket for the election?

27 posted on 07/25/2012 5:13:45 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Squawk 8888; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
What are their nicks'? ;') Thanks Squawk 8888.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


28 posted on 07/25/2012 4:57:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: a fool in paradise
*** Gorillas dismantling snares? I guess that makes them AT LEAST as smart as a drummer. ***

LOL, You should see the Owners Manual for Peavey Guitar Amplifiers.
No respect for Drummers at all. Right from the beginning the insults fly.

0 - Input: If you are having trouble figuring out what this is then please put the amp back in the box and get some drumsticks.*
(then at bottom of the page they have the footnote)
* No drummers were harmed in the making of this manual.

And for the Master Vol Knob they have this gem:
10 - Master Volume: Turn it up, ours goes to 13! [Hello, Spinal Tap ;-)]

I need new Amp and I'm looking at a Fender Mustang II. But I keep going back to the Peavey Vypyr 30 just because their Manual is so cool. And the Amp does have great features too. But the Fender Mustang comes with Killer Software for free.
29 posted on 07/26/2012 6:06:03 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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