Back in April, this year. A female chimpanzee named Tushi living at the Burger’s Zoo in Netherlands became an online celebrity for her somewhat witty stop to a nuisance drone that was buzzing inside their confinement.
Four months down the roads, researchers have analyzed the video recording and published a fascinating report on the primate‘s actions. While chimps are known to possess a pretty impressive upper limbs dexterity that allows them to operate tools much better than most animals. The chimps, in this case, showed the ability to plan ahead, by getting sticks and positioning themselves near where the drone was earlier seen flying by.
The researchers say the drone that was taken down by the chimp has already flown by that position earlier while doing a practice run. It was at those times; they say the chimps got the idea of carrying sticks and positioning themselves near drone’s flight path. It is quite remarkable when you consider the chimp took sticks long enough, firm enough and positioned themselves just at the right place to take a swipe at the hovering drone.
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