Thursday, July 26, 2007

Found: the giant lion-eating chimps of the magic forest

And here is Bili......

Deep in the Congolese jungle is a band of apes that, according to local legend, kill lions, catch fish and even howl at the moon. Local hunters speak of massive creatures that seem to be some sort of hybrid between a chimp and a gorilla.

Their location at the centre of one of the bloodiest conflicts on the planet......
While investigating ,they came across a chimp feasting on the carcass of a leopard.
"The further away from the road the more fearless the chimps got," he added.
The animals also have what he calls a "smashing culture" - a blunt but effective way of solving problems. He has found hundreds of snails and hard-shelled fruits smashed for food, seen chimps carrying termite mounds to rocks to break them open and also found a turtle that was almost certainly smashed apart by chimps.

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