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Chimpanzees 'hunt using spears'

:o did you see this!? I'm so amused...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6387611.stm

??? ::) ::) :D :D ;D ;D ;D

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i got a similar story on a gender list i'm on about this. i think it is interesting about how the "chimps" do it but them they start talking about how it is the young and females who are doing it. the other paper i read on it said that "women may have discovered spears" or something like that since they saw female chimps doing it. but then they went on to suggest women had to use them to make up for their smaller size and weaker muscles compared to men.  ???  not so sure i buy that...

interesting they don't have pictures of the behavior since they claim it is common, but maybe they don't do pics to not scare the animals. who knows...

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interesting they don't have pictures of the behavior since they claim it is common, but maybe they don't do pics to not scare the animals. who knows...

Well hey, if a chimp is holding a spear and you know s/he knows how to use it, are you going to antagonize him/her by taking a picture? I don't think so! ROFLOL  :D

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;D I wouldn't want to mess with a chimp holding a spear...
But yeah, I was wondering why they don't have pics of them...maybe in some other article.
Still interesting, though. A friend was telling me how he thought this was as if we were like beginning a new cycle all over again...kinda freaky.

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