These Chimpanzees Make Tools as Weapons

In Senegal, the recent discovery of a group of woodland chimps sharpening sticks and using them like spears to hunt is rocking the primatology world. First reported by National Geographic Emerging Explorer Jill Pruetz, these savanna dwelling chimps, named the Fongoli group, may provide a unique insight into the study of evolution, early hominids and our earliest ancestors. Photo Credit: Rennett Stowe via Flickr.

Fongoli Chimps 

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62 comments

Melania Padilla
Melania Padilla3 years ago

Beautiful! You have to love animals!

Shin Takahashi
Shin Takahashi4 years ago

Interesting.I wonder why they made such weapons for and how they inspired. I wish it won't happen like movie"The Planet of the Apes".cheers

Kiana S.
Kiana S.4 years ago

Interesting. Thanks for posting.

Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson4 years ago

Very amazing, gotta love the video :)

Rosie Lopez
Rosie Lopez4 years ago

thank u

Marie W.
Marie W.4 years ago

Actually, this has been recorded before with other chimpanzees. Why the surprise?

Angela N.
Angela N.4 years ago

Fascinating!

Chad A.
Chad Anderson4 years ago

The differences between humans and other animals are fewer than we like to admit.

Jamie Clemons
Jamie Clemons4 years ago

they like meat cause they want to evolve a large brain like human meat eaters.

Jamie Clemons
Jamie Clemons4 years ago

planet of the apes?