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Biologists working in the Republic of Guinea found evidence for what seemed to be a “sacred tree” used by chimps, perhaps for some sort of ritual. Laura Kehoe of the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, set up camera traps by trees marked with unusual scratches. What she found gave her goosebumps: chimps were placing stones in the hollow of trees, and bashing trees with rocks.
The behaviour could be a means of communication, since rocks make a loud bang when they hit hollow trees. Or it could be more symbolic. “Maybe we found the first evidence of chimpanzees creating a kind of shrine that could indicate sacred trees,” Kehoe wrote on her blog.
originally posted by: TheLieWeLive
I think the reason we covered our dead with rocks is so scavengers can't dig the body up and eat it.
Maybe the chimps learned to throw by watching us.
originally posted by: randyvs
a reply to: vethumanbeing
When lady chimps start throwing out their infidel mates,
that will be interesting.