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Chimpanzees shoot their own movie with "chimpcam"

By T.K. Randall
January 25, 2010 · Comment icon 12 comments

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A new experiment at Edinburgh zoo has allowed a group of chimpanzees to film their own movie with a special camera.
The experiment was devised by a primatologist studying for her PhD in primate behaviour. As part of the research she adapted a camera for the chimps so that she could observe what the chimps were looking at as they carried it around with them.
The world's first film shot entirely by chimpanzees is to be broadcast by the BBC as part of a natural history documentary. The apes created the movie using a specially designed chimp-proof camera given to them by primatologists.


Source: BBC News | Comments (12)




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Comment icon #3 Posted by chemical-licker 15 years ago
We've known for a long time that many BBC productions are created by "chimps". thats racist
Comment icon #4 Posted by Guyver 15 years ago
Finally we can get to the bottom of this monkey-see, monkey-do business!
Comment icon #5 Posted by Godsnmbr1 15 years ago
thats racist Isn't it actually racist to automatically assume that the chimp statement was racist? Why do you assume that he's referring to a specific race instead of the much more likely reference to chimp-like intelligence?
Comment icon #6 Posted by DrunkDwarf 15 years ago
Isn't it actually racist to automatically assume that the chimp statement was racist? Why do you assume that he's referring to a specific race instead of the much more likely reference to chimp-like intelligence? I didn't deem his remark to be serious... chimps are surely more associated with George W. Bush these days than that ancient ethnic derogatory comparison?
Comment icon #7 Posted by Godsnmbr1 15 years ago
I didn't deem his remark to be serious... chimps are surely more associated with George W. Bush these days than that ancient ethnic derogatory comparison? Yeah, I couldn't tell if he was serious or not so I decided to take him at his word. No one is going to call you a racist though if you're comparing someone to Bush.
Comment icon #8 Posted by PresqueVuDoo 15 years ago
I didn't deem his remark to be serious... chimps are surely more associated with George W. Bush these days than that ancient ethnic derogatory comparison? OMG, so now even the chimps have their hands in big money oil? I knew it!
Comment icon #9 Posted by cluey 15 years ago
lol......you can just picture it now!!!!....these chimps with their tacky suits,cigars,limo's.posh hotels......and of course they would be right at home trashing their hotel rooms like all the stars do!!!!!.....oh...and of course their girly groupie chimps hanging on every word they say....
Comment icon #10 Posted by Cetacea 15 years ago
We've known for a long time that many BBC productions are created by "chimps". In which case chimps don't deserve the recognition they deserve for their flair for excellent nature documentaries...
Comment icon #11 Posted by emokid 15 years ago
Just watched the documentary on BBC iplayer. It was really good, didn't know these chimps were this smart!
Comment icon #12 Posted by mcc0037 15 years ago
Interesting... just watched the documentary as well. Smarter than some people that I know...


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