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Old 07-24-2021, 07:19 AM
 
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One on one or one on few, a grown male gorilla will destroy a chimpanzee, but a huge troop of chimpanzees is no match for just one silverback and a few females.

https://www.livescience.com/chimpanz...irst-ever.html

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Scientists have witnessed chimpanzees killing gorillas for the first time in two shocking attacks caught on video at a national park in Gabon on the west coast of Central Africa, a new study finds.

The researchers, from Osnabrück University and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany, were following a massive group of 27 chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) on Feb. 6, 2019 when they first observed the chimps attack a party of five western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) — three adult females and one infant, led by a male silverback.

"The silverback was really throwing some of the chimps in the air, so he was really trying to protect himself and his group," study co-author Simone Pika, a cognitive biologist at Osnabrück University, told Live Science. Despite injuring three chimpanzees, the silverback was overwhelmed and the chimps ultimately captured the group's infant and beat it to death.
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Old 07-24-2021, 05:09 PM
 
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Not really shocking. Chimpanzees are vicious animals and are quite happy to kill each other and any other primate they can get a hold of.


And probably eat them, too. They are not vegetarians.
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Old 07-24-2021, 09:11 PM
 
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Its a jungle out there.
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Old 07-24-2021, 11:00 PM
 
Location: B.C., Canada
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Not really shocking. Chimpanzees are vicious animals and are quite happy to kill each other and any other primate they can get a hold of.


And probably eat them, too. They are not vegetarians.
I agree with this. Chimpanzees may be extremely intelligent and fairly highly evolved as organized pack primate animals but they aren't nice animals.

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