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Xeludon t1_j6iq043 wrote

Orangutans and chimps use spears.

Orangutans use spears to hunt fish.

Chimps wage wars against eachother. Full on wars, with designated battlegrounds.


Awordofinterest t1_j6jcb08 wrote

>Orangutans and chimps use spears. >Orangutans use spears to hunt fish.

They do, Very poorly and with little success.

>Chimps wage wars against eachother. Full on wars, with designated battlegrounds.

Now this is interesting, When a group gets too large they split and often go to war with each other. Quite often they don't come to blows though, The key is how far they move from each other.

Imagine 5 years later, The new young adults come across another society they don't know. Well, now they go back to the group and make it known there are enemies nearby. Did the other group attack? They didn't need to, the fear of the unknown is enough. The elder chimps don't get a say due to the noise levels, and even if the elder chimps did try to put a stop to it, they would then be challenged as leaders, killed and overthrown, or shunned to an elderly life of solitude.

It really is interesting.


Xeludon t1_j6jcnfa wrote

Whether or not they're successful, chimps and orangutans organising things and building tools is crazy, they're basically primitive people.


Awordofinterest t1_j6jdfdy wrote

Oh most certainly. Just by watching they learn, and have shown to teach the skills they have watched and learned to the younger generation.

I think the best 1 to pin point this isn't the use of tools/weapons. But the use of soap.

Definitely doesn't seem the bar of soap will help with their foul language though.


Xeludon t1_j6jdw04 wrote

They're incredible creatures, I wonder how long it'll be before they start to create and build things, maybe small huts, houses, shelters.

I'm fairly certain we could teach them how to build and they'd remember it and pass down the knowledge.


Awordofinterest t1_j6jfyta wrote

Well they are already very good at building shelters, Orangutans, Gorillas, Chimps and Bonobos are well known to build nests in trees, but they also make use of overhanging tree branches and brush for shelter, and have been seen making their own canopies out of brush and leaves. Yes. They know how to deflect rain from overhead.

Orangutans have been seen using large leaves as umbrellas.

What scares me, that people will see what they can do, and attempt (Or reattempt, i'm sure it's been tried before) to enslave them in some way.


Xeludon t1_j6jhch4 wrote

They already do;

I can't find any links but I'm pretty sure I heard of chimps and orangutans being used in factories, might not be true though.


Awordofinterest t1_j6jj0lb wrote

Yea, maybe we should all be nuked.


Xeludon t1_j6jjho9 wrote

It would be for the best, but tbh, the primates would just pick up where we left off.