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I found this article interesting. 4 year old gorillas seen destroying snares left by poachers.



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Re: Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers' Traps—A First
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 03:32:47 PM »
Wow, next thing you know they will be starting a religion. ;)
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Re: Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers' Traps—A First
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2012, 04:00:01 PM »
Very, very cool! :)
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2012, 04:56:46 PM »
Wow, next thing you know they will be starting a religion. ;)
I believe that would require them to go backwards a bit from where they are now.

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Re: Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers' Traps—A First
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2012, 05:04:32 PM »
I bet I could figure out how to trap 'em!

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Re: Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers' Traps—A First
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2012, 05:27:58 PM »
The poachers should be summarily executed.
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Re: Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers' Traps—A First
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2012, 05:44:21 PM »
I think it's very cool that they've learned to do this.  I wonder though, are they teaching it to their young, or is it just a couple of clever apes?


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The hunters, Vecellio said, seem to have no interest in the gorillas. Even small apes, which would be relatively easy to carry away for sale, are left to die.
At least they're not actively hunting the 'Rillas.

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Re: Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers' Traps—A First
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2012, 05:48:38 PM »
My guess was the younger ones observed the act and replicated it. It's still kinda cool, like watching your child learn how to walk at an earlier age than all the other babies.
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Re: Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers' Traps—A First
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2012, 07:16:24 PM »
Now when we catch them high fiving each other after beating the crap out of a poacher....the Statue of Liberty will be lying on its side....and we won't be worrying about zombies. :o
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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2012, 09:15:30 PM »
"Get your hands off me you damn dirty ape".
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Re: Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers' Traps—A First
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2012, 12:55:51 AM »
The poachers should be summarily executed.

Killing is wrong, so let's kill? That's your solution?
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Re: Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers' Traps—A First
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2012, 03:28:55 AM »
futurama howard cosell voice:  Interesting if true.

Good for them.  Very good for them!

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Re: Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers' Traps—A First
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2012, 03:34:07 AM »
Now when we catch them high fiving each other after beating the crap out of a poacher....the Statue of Liberty will be lying on its side....and we won't be worrying about zombies. :o

How about zombie gorillas being controlled by the ghost of the Statue of Liberty?
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Re: Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers' Traps—A First
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2012, 10:43:03 AM »
The poachers should be summarily executed.

Killing is wrong, so let's kill? That's your solution?
Yep, that would be my solution.
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