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.

9 thoughts on “Chimpanzee-made film on TV

  1. We have reason to be deeply concerned about the few remaining Grauer’s gorillas. Much of the last known population (almost certainly no more than 8,000 animals) is located in the middle of a war zone, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), home to a bloody civil war.

    Right now, we are supporting dozens of ecoguard patrols, who help protect these gentle giants from illegal mining, logging, and hunting.

    But threats to these Grauer’s gorillas are growing each day. We desperately need your support to help fund ecoguard programs in the DRC. Please, make a gift and support our critical work now.

    Right now we need to raise $23,000 in urgent funding this week to buy equipment such as tents, rain jackets, boots, and GPS systems, and to pay for our ecoguard missions.

    Ecoguards often provide the only barrier protecting Grauer’s gorillas from poachers and illegal activities such as logging and mining. Your generous contribution today will help us support them, ensuring they can stay on the job and remain properly equipped.

    The Wildlife Conservation Society is determined to save Grauer’s gorilla—but we need your help to do it. Please make a generous contribution now in support of our work to protect wildlife around the world—including the ecoguards protecting Grauer’s gorillas.

    With appreciation,

    Liz Bennett
    Vice President, Species Conservation


  2. Pingback: Gorilla DNA sequenced | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  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.


  4. Pingback: 1 million camera-trap wildlife photos | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: Human evolution, from vegetarians to omnivores | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: Chimpanzees painting | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.