CHIMPS LOVE GETTING BATTERED, SAYS SCIENCE

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CHIMPS LOVE GETTING BATTERED, SAYS SCIENCE



Written by Jack Blocker
10 Wednesday 10th June 2015

Sometimes, I wish I had chosen a different career. For example, I'd have loved to hole up with a team of scientists to watch chimps get shit-faced on fermented sap. Since 1995, researchers have observed the primate in Bossou, south-eastern Guinea. In that time they've discovered that chimps of both sex regularly venture to raffia palms to lick the delicious sap until they can't see straight.

God knows why it took them 20 years to pin down this revelation, but at least they managed to capture this footage of the boozing in action.

I know it looks boring, but you'd probably look boring too if you saw yourself drinking alone. Not to mention depressed.

The findings reinforce the 'drunken monkey hyposthesis', which theorises that natural selection favours monkeys who regularly exceed the recommended limit. This is because drinking is conducive to eating/fighting/fucking.

On that note, here's far more entertaining footage of animals being drunk.

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