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The team said some chimps would also use a "toolkit" of different wooden implements in a bid to access the honey and satisfy their sweet tooth. The study is published in the International Journal of Primatology. Crickette Sanz, from the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, said: "The nutritional returns don't seem to be that great. "But their excitement when they've succeeded is incredible, you can see how much they are enjoying tasting the honey."
Dr Sanz explained: "Nobody knew they would pound over 1,000 times to get to the honey. "Sometimes it could take several hours - they would start in the morning at around 1000, then take some rests, and then finish up at about 1400 or 1500 in the afternoon. "It is quite physically challenging - in the videos you can see how large those pounding clubs are - some weigh over a kilogram."
CHIMPANA TO CHIMPANZEE
Chimpanzees and Humans are so similar that they vary by only 1% in their genetic makeup. But as scientists are discovering, getting to grips with that 1% difference could lead to a true understanding of the very nature of human beings, and what makes us so unique.
In this programme, Andrew Luck-Baker looks at Chimpanzee behaviour, from cultural traditions, to tool use, and how they communicate with each other.
Originally posted by UmbraSumus
reply to post by Kandinsky
Have you seen this ......?
I saw this on a David Attenborough documentary a while back so i hunted around utube and found it .
It about tool use amongst bearded Capuchin monkeys in Brazil .
After an elaborate process of selecting Palm Nuts to see if they are ripe ,tapping them /stripping them and them leaving them to dry out for a few days they then bring them to large stone slabs .......some distance away.
The stone tools (hammers) they use are of a different type of harder stone brought up from the riverbed ......with some of the stones as heavy as the monkeys themselves.
And as for how they deal with jaguars attracted by the hammering ....... i`ll leave you watch that for yourself.
Originally posted by Kandinsky
post by UmbraSumus
Thanks for linking to Santino. I often race through topics without saving evidence of where I've been.
'm not a fan of public Zoos so the idea of chimps launching missiles at visitors appealed to my sense of humor.
The article made reference to some cases whereby chimps have kept hold of excreta until the public arrive and fling it at them
Jefferson County District Attorney Tom Maness noted that behavior such as spitting and "chunking," a practice in which inmates hurl feces at correctional officers, makes retaining their poise a complex task for the officers.
# Olorgesailie (Acheulian site in Kenya 1.0 - 0.5 my) ... a series of sites buried in lake margin and stream sediments at the foot of a volcano, preserve lots of handaxes, and also good evidence of butchery (e.g. smashed hippo bones associated with stone tools)... plus a site with the remains of over 50 giant gelada baboons associated with handaxes and other stone tools.... suggesting either that this was some type of mass kill site, where a troop was surprised and killed off (which would be evidence for cooperative hunting), or a site where baboons were regularly killed. (Remember that chimpanzees not only hunt, but they hunt cooperatively, using ambush techniques...)
Originally posted by Terapin
Tragically, the Gorilla was killed not long after during a routine medical exam when they accidently overdosed him with anaesthetic. Political conspiracy???
[edit on 22/3/09 by Terapin]
Originally posted by Kandinsky
Edit to add.........or not. The page exists, but the program has long ago expired.