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
Many primates in captivity aren't so lucky
edit on 28-8-2012 by Corruption Exposed because: spelling
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.
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.
edit on 28-8-2012 by intrptr because: clarification
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