I’m Gonna Get You Sucker, A Chimp With A Plan

Posted on March 9, 2009. Filed under: humor, odd, random | Tags: , , , , , , , |


According to The BBC, a zoo chimp planed his stone attack. The report goes on to state,

“There has been scant evidence in previous research that animals can plan for future events.

Crucial to the current study is the fact that Santino, a chimpanzee at the zoo in the city north of Stockholm, collected the stones in a calm state, prior to the zoo opening in the morning.

The launching of the stones occurred hours later – during dominance displays to zoo visitors – with Santino in an “agitated” state.

This suggests that Santino was anticipating a future mental state – an ability that has been difficult to definitively prove in animals, according to Mathias Osvath, a cognitive scientist from Lund University in Sweden and author of the new research.”

Seriously don’t mess with the chimps.


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3 Responses to “I’m Gonna Get You Sucker, A Chimp With A Plan”

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The real question is did he ever repeat it.

Has the daily uplift turned into the montly uplift??? Where did you go?

You are correct. My son and I have been sick with the crud, but still not a good enough reason not to blog. 😉 Thanks for the nudge I needed.

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