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Chimps seen cracking open tortoise shells

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Chimpanzees at the Loango National Park in Gabon have recently become habituated to human researchers—a gradual process that can take several years. While gathering data on this newly accessible population, a team of scientists observed the chimps chowing down on an unusual snack: tortoises.

It was the first time that the animals had been documented eating any type of reptile. What’s more, in order to access their hard-shelled prey, the chimps would bash the tortoises against a tree—yet another sign that they use “percussive technology,” the researchers write in Scientific Reports.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-time-chimps-have-been-spotted-cracking-open-tortoise-shells-180972289/

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seaturtlehorsesnake

it appears that i have made a new enemy...

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acute
2 hours ago, seaturtlehorsesnake said:

it appears that i have made a new enemy.

Lighten up, FGS!  It's just the Chimp equivalent of a Kinder Surprise egg.

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4 hours ago, acute said:

Lighten up, FGS!  It's just the Chimp equivalent of a Kinder Surprise egg.

i don't know, it's not such fun when the surprise is you

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LoL.....I like how smashing the turtle on a tree is referred to as "percussive technology".   How human of them :lol:

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