Sci/Tech Chimpanzees 'hunt using spears'

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Chimpanzees in Senegal have been observed making and using wooden spears to hunt other primates, according to a study in the journal Current Biology.

Researchers documented 22 cases of chimps fashioning tools to jab at smaller primates sheltering in cavities of hollow branches or tree trunks.

The report's authors, Jill Pruetz and Paco Bertolani, said the finding could have implications for human evolution.

Chimps had not been previously observed hunting other animals with tools.

 
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"Qucik, kill them before then start protesting chimpanzee rights!"
:D
Pretty cool, we may see how we evolved!
 
Soon these hyper-intelligent Chimps will devour us all! :eek:
 
thats really scary. it means that monkeys are smarter then we think.
 
I think evolution happened.
We just didn't know of these guys, were sure to kill em off before they discover the wheel.
 
> Qucik, kill them before then start protesting chimpanzee rights!
> were sure to kill em off before they discover the wheel

Why?
No one tried to kill us when we evolved, not specifically to stop us from evolving, at least.
 
Chimps haev used tools for ages, but never spears that pretty cool, that means they is evolving.

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we probaly followed the same path

"Monkeys started using spears" > "First humans who used tools and such"
 
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