Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Chimpanzees crossing the road

Anthro stuff: here chimpanzees cross a large road in front of on-looking villagers. These Bossou chimpanzees are employing a phylogenetically old mechanism (basically one alpha male to the front as lollipop man and one at the back to bring up the rear with females and young in middle) to adapt to a more recent dangerous situation. Something we didnt think they do.

Watch it here

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