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Brilliant Ape Learns To Make Fire And Toasted Marshmallows
Primates are growing smarter every day—case in point is this recent Monkey Planet episode about a Bonobo ape that can comfortably build a fire from scratch, flip burgers, and even toast marshmallows.
The scary-smart ape featured in the clip is showbiz veteran Kanzi, a famous Bonobo with an Oprah appearance on his resume and the ability to express himself to humans by using icon-like symbols. And marshmallows appear to be just the tip of the iceberg of Kanzi’s talents—the ape can also cook and flip hamburgers.
Kanzi’s trainers say that he has long been able to light a campfire and roast marshmallows without any assistance from them, but neglected to explain why they deprived the Bonobo of graham crackers and chocolate.
Good luck getting gun control laws passed if apes start learning how to behave in human ways.
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