Ready, Set, Chimp! Movie Made By Chimps To Be Aired On TV

A movie made by chimpanzees?! Yes, you read it right … a movie shot entirely by chimpanzees will be aired on BBC Two on January 27th, 2010. PhD student Betsy Herrelko at the University of Stirling, UK thought of this idea and introduced “video technology” to a group of 11 chimpanzee individuals that live in Edinburgh Zoo, UK. This project is part of a scientific study on how chimpanzees perceive the world and each other. Follow link to the BBC Earth News website, with photos and videos of the chimpanzees.

One of the chimpanzees at Edinburgh Zoo using a “Chimpcam”.

Chimpanzees are not the only great ape who’s famous for using modern technology. Nonja, the orangutan the from Schönbrunn Zoo, Vienna is famous for using her camera to take pictures of herself and her enclosure.

Originally posted on The Prancing Papio.

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