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You won't believe it until you see it...This Chimpanzee Can Cook!

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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 01:17 PM
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I came across this and just couldn't believe it. I know that many primates are very smart but I have never seen a chimpanzee actually cook a meal. You have to see it to believe it.

Please be aware that I refer to the chimpanzee as "it" as opposed to him or her because I am unaware of it's gender.

Here is the chimp with it's guide:


Here it is gathering wood for the cooking fire:



Here it is lighting the fire:



Now it's setting up the grill:


Here it is cooking over the grill with a frying pan:


Now it enjoys the fruits of it's labour:


Roasted marshmellows anyone?



Happy chimp after happy meal



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And for those of you who think this is staged, you can watch the live video:


I think this chimp should try out for the next season of Masterchef as it looks like it can cook better than most the contestants I have seen on that show.

At the very least it looks like this chimp would make a great camping companion. I hate collecting firewood so at least it could take care of that portion of our trip.
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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 01:21 PM
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Wow! That's actually better cooking than most people I know can do.

Wonderful to see what chimps are actually capable of.

Looks smarter than some people too.
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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 01:21 PM
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Do you know anything about the circumstances under which this chimp picked up these skills? I am very curious to know more.
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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 01:22 PM
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He must have watched Chef Ramsay show on TV
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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 01:26 PM
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Originally posted by jeantherapy
Do you know anything about the circumstances under which this chimp picked up these skills? I am very curious to know more.
edit on 28-8-2012 by jeantherapy because: oh and how cool would that be if he could make fire without matches?


I don't know the exact circumstances, but I'm guessing that this animal has been in captivity most of it's life and this is where it has learned these skills. I am not one that supports animal captivity, but at least it appears this chimpanzee was lucky enough to have owners/trainers that seem to be half decent.

Many primates in captivity aren't so lucky
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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 01:26 PM
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I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that is a Bonobo. Still an amazing feat, but I'm pretty sure its not a chimp. In the video I think i even picked up the word Bonobo from the German.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 01:26 PM
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Most people I have seen cook marshmellows over an open fire do burn them, but the chimp's marshmellow looks perfect to me.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 01:28 PM
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OMG QUICK!!! Hides the Chimpanzee from religious people!!!

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I think if we let Chimpanzee locked In a room with our technology, they would eventually master it.

Edit: Also thanks A LOT OP for putting them in pictures, i usually can't watch video until i get home
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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 01:33 PM
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Originally posted by mac420
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I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that is a Bonobo. Still an amazing feat, but I'm pretty sure its not a chimp. In the video I think i even picked up the word Bonobo from the German.


You are half right/wrong...I forgot to include the link in my OP which has since been edited.

From the link:


A 31-year-old bonobo (pygmy chimpanzee) Kanzi makes fire and cooks food.


It is a bonobo, but still considered a species of chimpanzee, at least according to the article.

Cheers.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 01:35 PM
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They all learn from us pretty quickly...

This orangutan likes to be clean

I like how it wring the cloth( not sure thats what it's called in english)

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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 01:42 PM
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Did they name him "Stephen Hawking" ?



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 01:44 PM
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Too late, I saw it.


This is no different than what Capuchin companions do for their paralyzed human partners.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:40 PM
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Haha, he even smiled for the pic, this chimp is awesome!!



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:53 PM
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my jack russell can open a peanut from a shell faster than i can, learned it from watching me.......

hmmm, that isn't really impressive compared to this little guy....

I need to have a pet upgrade, where can we get one of these little guys


Thank you OP, this is just awesome

Last thought, yes, please isolate them from religion....Hmmm, no wait, let them have a shot at it, maybe they will actually get it right



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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this chimp can cook better than %80 of women in America. Fantastic



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 08:12 PM
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To all of you who say this chimp can cook better than most people...


This dude has a future in culinary arts.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 09:54 PM
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Best thread of the day.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 10:20 PM
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Someone should informed him that frying food is bad for the heart.
He should have gorilla'd it instead.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 10:27 PM
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It's too bad it had a collar and leash around its neck during it.

This chimp can do more than some people I know, I had to show a 23 year old man how to make easy mac and cheese ... not the kind you cook on the stove (which is already easy).. the kind you put in a bowl with water and microwave.. he couldn't figure it out for 10 minutes, the directions were too hard apparently. Good god.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 11:31 PM
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Good extrapolation of monkey see monkey do. After watching the video, it appears that the chef is just a bit handicapped. For a student. I can see that some of the editing in the video jump past the more difficult parts where the Bonobo gets "stuck" and then continues on. Like the fire part and the actual cooking part. Preferably left to humans.

Heres one with the same lady and her charges playing with knives, and fire.


This one also had trouble with the up close and personal fire part too. The video jumps to accommodate the harder parts. Still a hard chore teaching these human behavior. They would prefer their food raw... still "on the branch" I think.

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