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Ultra Peanut
02-22-2007, 05:06 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6387611.stm

If they ever develop guns, we're ****ed.

Chimpanzees 'hunt using spears'

Chimpanzees in Senegal have been observed making and using wooden spears to hunt other primates, according to a study in the journal Current Biology.

Researchers documented 22 cases of chimps fashioning tools to jab at smaller primates sheltering in cavities of hollow branches or tree trunks.

The report's authors, Jill Pruetz and Paco Bertolani, said the finding could have implications for human evolution.

Chimps had not been previously observed hunting other animals with tools.

Pruetz and Bertolani made the discovery at their research site in Fongoli, Senegal, between March 2005 and July 2006.

"There were hints that this behavior might occur, but it was one time at a different site," said Jill Pruetz, assistant professor of anthropology at Iowa State University, US.

"While in Senegal for the spring semester, I saw about 13 different hunting bouts. So it really is habitual."

Jabbing weapon

Chimpanzees were observed jabbing the spears into hollow trunks or branches, over and over again. After the chimp removed the tool, it would commonly smell or lick it.

In the vast majority of cases, the chimps used the tools in the manner of a spear, not as probes. The researchers say they were using enough force to injure an animal that may have been hiding inside.

In one case, Pruetz and Bertolani witnessed a chimpanzee extract a bushbaby with a spear.

In most cases, the Fongoli chimpanzees carried out four or more steps to manufacture spears for hunting.

In all but one of the cases, chimps broke off a living branch to make their tool. They would then trim the side branches and leaves.

In a number of cases, chimps also trimmed the ends of the branch and stripped it of bark. Some chimps also sharpened the tip of the tool with their teeth.

Adult males have long been regarded as the hunters in chimp groups.

But the authors of the paper in Current Biology said females and juveniles were seen exhibiting this behaviour more frequently than adult males.

Thig Lyfe
02-22-2007, 05:07 PM
Re-to-tha-pizzost.

Link (http://chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=158667)

Ultra Peanut
02-22-2007, 05:09 PM
Re-to-tha-pizzost.

Link (http://chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=158667)In that case, I challenge you to a duel!

Bob Dole
02-22-2007, 05:12 PM
It's a festival of reposts today.

This place went to shit when Phobia500 left.

Baby Lee
02-22-2007, 05:14 PM
Re-to-tha-pizzost.
Repizzle, my Peanizzle.

Bob Dole
02-22-2007, 05:21 PM
Repizzle, my Peanizzle.

We have a strict "no peanizzle" policy here.

Please keep it in your pizzants.

Dr. Facebook Fever
02-22-2007, 05:23 PM
A couple of chimps cut me off in traffic the other day then drove 25mph. They are assholes.

siberian khatru
02-22-2007, 06:33 PM
Quit monkeying around with these threads.

CHIEF4EVER
02-22-2007, 06:50 PM
Quit monkeying around with these threads.

plbrdude
02-22-2007, 07:20 PM
chimps with spears --- it's the end of the world as we know it

PinkFloyd
02-22-2007, 07:32 PM
Boring night huh ???

kstater
02-22-2007, 07:33 PM
Tim Hardaway hates gay people

jiveturkey
02-22-2007, 08:51 PM
The effects of global warming effect every species.

vailpass
02-22-2007, 09:34 PM
In that case, I challenge you to a duel!

LMAO Where the **** do you get these pictures? The Nazi Hammertime you posted the othe day was so good I had to steal it and send it around.

Ebolapox
02-22-2007, 09:47 PM
picture of monkees here

and he let out a scream that be heard all the way to davy jones' locker... mickey dolenz too, and peter thorkelson... all of the monkees had lockers!!11oneone1ONE!ON1!

Rausch
02-22-2007, 09:49 PM
and he let out a scream that be heard all the way to davy jones' locker...

Since he missed that last train to Clarksville it's been one stink'n mother****er...

Ebolapox
02-22-2007, 09:53 PM
Since he missed that last train to Clarksville it's been one stink'n mother****er...

he don't know if he's ever coming home

offtopic: haven't been on all that much lately, how are your possible health issues shaping up??

boogblaster
02-22-2007, 10:04 PM
apes have died by the spear for centuries

Rausch
02-22-2007, 10:19 PM
he don't know if he's ever coming home

offtopic: haven't been on all that much lately, how are your possible health issues shaping up??

Not as serious as grandpappy's. I'm thinking it's just some spinal stuff causing it but I'm no doctor...

Ebolapox
02-22-2007, 10:23 PM
Not as serious as grandpappy's. I'm thinking it's just some spinal stuff causing it but I'm no doctor...

well, that's better than the dreaded C word... good luck with that either way, and the same goes to your grandpappy

ChiefaRoo
02-22-2007, 10:28 PM
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