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2021-09-19 10:27:12 AM  
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2021-09-19 1:33:30 PM  
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2021-09-19 2:30:09 PM  
I thought simians hated the water. Humans are unique in that they are the only ape species that swim (and enjoy it).

/oh, apparently they can -- but only in captivity. It's not something they would want to take up in the wild.
 
2021-09-19 2:31:08 PM  
The hard part is submerging the testicles..the legs can take it better.
 
2021-09-19 2:34:53 PM  

Ishkur: I thought simians hated the water. Humans are unique in that they are the only ape species that swim (and enjoy it).

/oh, apparently they can -- but only in captivity. It's not something they would want to take up in the wild.


There are monkeys in Japan that live in geothermal pools high in the mountains during the winter months.
 
2021-09-19 3:15:01 PM  

Ishkur: I thought simians hated the water. Humans are unique in that they are the only ape species that swim (and enjoy it).

/oh, apparently they can -- but only in captivity. It's not something they would want to take up in the wild.


Sometimes a monkey's gotta do what a monkey's gotta do.


Monkeys Wading Through Water | Planet Earth | BBC Earth
Youtube vcbD71n-usQ


/ yes yes, i know: not swimming
/ thing is, humans are unique in that they are the only ape species that run for long distances for enjoyment ... or throw themselves off of cliffs for enjoyment ... or watch Seinfeld for enjoyment (*shudder*)
 
2021-09-19 3:19:13 PM  
The earliest I can find is this Sep 21,2019 Reddit post

https://www.reddit.com/r/therewasanat​t​empt/comments/d7erkl/to_go_swimming_bu​t_the_waters_too_cold/
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It is slightly longer at the beginning and doesn't have sound. You can more clearly see him steeling himself up for the attempt then thumping his chest as he starts.

The water may have not been cold. Since gorillas can't swim, he may have just retreated because the water was getting deep enough to drown in.

There is no info on where or when it happened.
 
2021-09-19 4:35:20 PM  
That water can't that cold as it's still in liquid form - not ice.
Why, yes - I am Canuckian (& suffering from shrinkage).
 
2021-09-19 4:45:56 PM  

McGrits: Ishkur: I thought simians hated the water. Humans are unique in that they are the only ape species that swim (and enjoy it).

/oh, apparently they can -- but only in captivity. It's not something they would want to take up in the wild.

There are monkeys in Japan that live in geothermal pools high in the mountains during the winter months.


True Facts: Macaques
Youtube wZ4cadzCZUI
 
2021-09-19 4:48:20 PM  
That's the best part. The gorillas simply freeze to death.
 
2021-09-19 6:53:48 PM  

Alphax: The hard part is submerging the testicles..the legs can take it better.


Yep. I'm good in cold water until the juevos get dunked. Major shrinkage, and you couldn't drive a needle up my arse with a sledgehammer.
 
2021-09-19 9:28:54 PM  
Last pool day of the summer. I agree. Had to get under the covers to recover body heat afterward.
 
2021-09-20 4:59:15 AM  
"They" keep finding more evidence that cold water causes reactions in the body that do great things for us, like converting white fat to brown fat and stimulating hormones that protect the brain against cognitive decline... but... brrrr.
 
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