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These Chimpanzees Make Tools as Weapons

Fongoli Chimps 

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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.

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12:34PM PST on Jan 9, 2013

Beautiful! You have to love animals!

12:11AM PDT on Apr 27, 2012

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

5:30PM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

Interesting. Thanks for posting.

5:06PM PDT on Mar 24, 2012

Very amazing, gotta love the video :)

12:24PM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

thank u

11:52PM PDT on Mar 20, 2012

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

4:41PM PDT on Mar 20, 2012


9:56PM PDT on Mar 19, 2012

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

11:35AM PDT on Mar 19, 2012

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

11:31AM PDT on Mar 19, 2012

planet of the apes?

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