Documentary about the wars of chimpanzee

Dec 2017
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Regnum Teutonicum
I have discovered this documentary about chimpanzee wars. It is called Rise of the warrior apes. I think it is also very interesting for a comparison with human society.

 
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Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
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They are such violent animals.
Yes, along with macaques & baboons, seem to be the demons of the primate world. Highly aggressive, oppressive & manipulative. Wonder what it must be like to live in their societies, I can imagine there would be plenty of opportunities to be oppressed & outcasted. That explains why they’re widely geographically dispersed though, by tending to live in large groups & by being able to defend & attack.

Wonder whether chimps have potential to evolve into fully carnivorous primates, ape-wolves!

Gosh, to think that they’re our species’ nearest relatives! At least the more peaceful bonobos are just as related, if not even more so, than common chimps.
 
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Dan Howard

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Aug 2014
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Australia
Yes, along with macaques & baboons, seem to be the demons of the primate world. Highly aggressive, oppressive & manipulative. Wonder what it must be like to live in their societies, I can imagine there would be plenty of opportunities to be oppressed & outcasted. That explains why they’re widely geographically dispersed though, by tending to live in large groups & by being able to defend & attack.

Wonder whether chimps have potential to evolve into fully carnivorous primates, ape-wolves!
They would not evolve into carnivores because it would limit their dietary options too much. The omnivores would out-breed them. It has been known for at least 50 years that they can be cannibals. I remember reading a National Geographic article in the 1980s that covered most of the content in the above video.
 
Dec 2017
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Regnum Teutonicum
...Gosh, to think that they’re our species’ nearest relatives! At least the more peaceful bonobos are just as related, if not even more so, than common chimps.
As Common Chimpanzees and Bonobos are sister species, they are equally related to us. Also they are our closest LIVING relatives. Our closest relatives would be the Neanderthalers.

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GogLais

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Sep 2013
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Wirral
There’s a novel called Brazzaville Beach by William Boyd that has a researcher’s work on chimpanzee behaviour as part of the storyline.
 

betgo

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Jul 2011
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Presumably humans and chimpanzees split off like 2 million years ago, so the origins of human warfare are probably very old.
 
Nov 2019
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United States
Any animal group that forms societies is likely to be involved in warfare between other societies of their own species. Wolves do the same thing.

Even ants do the same thing: