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(Phys Org2)   Gangs attacking protected gorillas in National Park   (phys.org) divider line
    More: Sad, Gorilla, Ape, Human, Chimpanzee, Hominidae, Lara M. Southern, first author of the study, Loango National Park  
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2021-07-20 6:09:11 PM  
If they're not careful they will initiate gorilla warfare.
 
2021-07-20 6:36:09 PM  
Uplift the gorilla and arm them.
 
2021-07-20 6:36:29 PM  
First, that's really incredibly sad that gorilla infants were killed in this attack and their parents weren't able to protect them.

Second, why does this have to be about food resources? Maybe those chimps are just assholes.
 
2021-07-20 7:04:15 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: First, that's really incredibly sad that gorilla infants were killed in this attack and their parents weren't able to protect them.

Second, why does this have to be about food resources? Maybe those chimps are just assholes.


When scientists don't understand  something they always say it's about food resourses. STupid scientists
 
2021-07-20 7:04:37 PM  

UberDave: If they're not careful they will initiate gorilla warfare.


They'll send in the troops
 
2021-07-20 7:08:03 PM  
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Ape has killed ape.
 
2021-07-20 7:08:39 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: First, that's really incredibly sad that gorilla infants were killed in this attack and their parents weren't able to protect them.

Second, why does this have to be about food resources? Maybe those chimps are just assholes.


Because in the wild at least ain't nobody got time for that.  Wasting time and energy on just being a dick is counter-survival, both directly and in a "Now ya got less time to forage/etc." way.  Now if they're in a "so many resources you can be fine for food and such in an hour" situation then they've got time to indulge in simple dickery, but that doesn't seem like what's up here.  If they're going after infants sounds like territory to me - for some reason the chimps wants the 'rillas outta there
 
2021-07-20 7:16:56 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: Second, why does this have to be about food resources?


What do you think they did with the dead gorillas?
 
2021-07-20 7:32:06 PM  

LrdPhoenix: We Ate the Necco Wafers: Second, why does this have to be about food resources?

What do you think they did with the dead gorillas?


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2021-07-20 7:39:44 PM  

dionysusaur: LrdPhoenix: We Ate the Necco Wafers: Second, why does this have to be about food resources?

What do you think they did with the dead gorillas?

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2021-07-20 8:33:47 PM  
What did the chimps do to piss the gorillas off
 
2021-07-20 9:47:14 PM  
...I thought the gorillas were supposed to freeze over the winter?
 
2021-07-20 11:27:31 PM  

LewDux: We Ate the Necco Wafers: First, that's really incredibly sad that gorilla infants were killed in this attack and their parents weren't able to protect them.
Second, why does this have to be about food resources? Maybe those chimps are just assholes.
When scientists don't understand  something they always say it's about food resourses. STupid scientists


It's always about some kind of resources. Animals don't waste their energy fighting and killing unless they can get enough energy from their fights to make it worthwhile. Some exceptions, like during mating time or in times of plenty. If they get hurt, they can't go to the doctor, they might just die.

I expect that the animals will continue to go more bonkers as their world changes too much, just like we are, and keep attacking us, ending up in weird places, and maybe, attacking each other.
 
2021-07-21 2:48:26 AM  

cryinoutloud: LewDux: We Ate the Necco Wafers: First, that's really incredibly sad that gorilla infants were killed in this attack and their parents weren't able to protect them.
Second, why does this have to be about food resources? Maybe those chimps are just assholes.
When scientists don't understand  something they always say it's about food resourses. STupid scientists

It's always about some kind of resources. Animals don't waste their energy fighting and killing unless they can get enough energy from their fights to make it worthwhile. Some exceptions, like during mating time or in times of plenty. If they get hurt, they can't go to the doctor, they might just die.

I expect that the animals will continue to go more bonkers as their world changes too much, just like we are, and keep attacking us, ending up in weird places, and maybe, attacking each other.


No.

The more intelligent animals don't follow the same ruleset, and often do things to be dicks. Humans and dolphins are both good examples. Why would you be certain that chimps wouldn't do things like that when dolphins definitely would.
 
2021-07-21 12:29:46 PM  

cryinoutloud: LewDux: We Ate the Necco Wafers: First, that's really incredibly sad that gorilla infants were killed in this attack and their parents weren't able to protect them.
Second, why does this have to be about food resources? Maybe those chimps are just assholes.
When scientists don't understand  something they always say it's about food resourses. STupid scientists

It's always about some kind of resources. Animals don't waste their energy fighting and killing unless they can get enough energy from their fights to make it worthwhile. Some exceptions, like during mating time or in times of plenty. If they get hurt, they can't go to the doctor, they might just die.

I expect that the animals will continue to go more bonkers as their world changes too much, just like we are, and keep attacking us, ending up in weird places, and maybe, attacking each other.


Thanks but that was parody of "archeologist think everything is ritual"
 
2021-07-21 2:13:48 PM  
Jane Goodall observed one of 'her' chimpanzee females being a cannibal.   And when she and her husband had a baby, they made a big cage to put him & his cradle in to keep their son safe from those meat-eating chimpanzees.
So this behaviour toward other primate infants is not a surprise to scientists.
 
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