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Mon Jan 30, 2017, 02:13 PM

Chimps beat up, murder and then cannibalise their former tyrant

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https://www.newscientist.com/article/2119677-chimps-beat-up-murder-and-then-cannibalise-their-former-tyrant/

Thirteen years ago, Foudouko reigned over one of the chimp clans at the Fongoli study site, part of the Fongoli Savanna Chimpanzee Project. As alpha male, he was “somewhat of a tyrant”, Pruetz says.

Early one morning, Pruetz and her team heard loud screams and hoots from the chimps’ nearby sleep nest. At dawn, they found Foudouko dead, bleeding profusely from a bite to his right foot. He also had a large gash in his back and a ripped anus. Later he was found to have cracked ribs. Pruetz says Foudouko probably died of internal injuries or bled out from his foot wound.

Foudouko also had wounds on his fingers. These were likely to have been caused by chimps clamping them in their teeth to stretch his arms out and hold him down during the attack, says Pruetz.

After his death, the gang continued to abuse Foudouko’s body, throwing rocks and poking it with sticks, breaking its limbs, biting it and eventually eating some of the flesh.

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2naSalit Jan 2017 #2
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Response to exboyfil (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 02:16 PM

1. I would delete that first sentence...

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Response to exboyfil (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 02:17 PM

2. Mother Nature rules...

always. People forget and think they can control it. This is the result of oppression in nearly all cases.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 02:19 PM

3. +1,000

Natural justice

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 30, 2017, 02:29 PM

4. Indeed.

I work as a public outreach and education agent and I am always talking about natural processes regarding the earth and wildlife while trying to connect the audience's personal experience. This could easily be a useful analogy for our current political future, as I am sure it is posted for that purpose. I think it happened at such a time that only Mother Nature could have chosen.

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