Chimpanzee-made film on TV


This video from Britain says about itself:

The first film made by Chimpanzees! The Chimps of Edinburgh Zoo were part of a unique experiment to discover how they see the world. See it on The Chimpcam Project Natural World.

See also here.

56-year-old chimpanzee gives birth: here.

Wild chimps have learnt how to seek out and deactivate traps set to kill them by human hunters: here.

ScienceDaily (Nov. 19, 2012) — Chimpanzees and orangutans can experience a mid-life crisis just like humans, a study suggests: here.

Gorillas play competitive games just like humans, according to scientists at the University of St Andrews: here.

Paul Raffaele: Meeting (almost) every great ape: here.

Chicago, IL, USA. Evolutionary divergence of humans from chimpanzees likely occurred some 8 million years ago rather than the 5 million year estimate widely accepted by scientists, a new statistical model suggests: here.

Chimpanzee oil-palm use in southern Cantanhez National Park, Guinea-Bissau: here.

Chimps released into Guinea Forest have formed a breeding group: here.

Chimps hunt monkey prey close to local extinction: here.

Known as the as the Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee, the subspecies, first identified in 1997, is restricted to pockets of forested habitat in both nations. Between 3,500 and 9,000 remain in the wild clinging to a region of high human population density and subject to habitat destruction, fragmentation, and poaching. These factors have led to the extinction of the chimp across much of its former range: here.

A 25-year-old chimpanzee shows that speech perception is not a uniquely human trait: here.

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  3. Chimp watches only porn in Spanish zoo

    Big News Network (IANS) Wednesday 16th January, 2013

    A female chimpanzee at a zoo in Spain was given her own TV and a remote control to pick what she wanted to watch. Zoo officials were surprised on finding that all she watched was a porn channel.

    Gina, the chimp at the Seville Zoo, is hookoed onto an adult channel, the Sun reported.

    “I could never imagine the surprises prepared for me by a female of this species called Gina at Seville Zoo,” said primatologist Pablo Herreros.

    “To ‘enliven’ Gina’s nights, officials decided to install Freeview television, protected behind glass, and gave her a remote control so she could change the channels herself.”

    During a trial, the chimp’s keepers visited her to check that everything was in order.

    “The surprise was when they found that within a few days, Gina was not only using the remote control perfectly well, but that she also used to choose the porn channel for entertainment, as many of us would have done,” Herreros said.

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