Watch This Pack Of Shrewd Chimps Go Monkey Hunting For Lunch

And you thought wolf-packs were well-coordinated. Just wait 'till you see what these Chimps can put together.

Written by Outdoor Beasts Staff on September 1, 2017

And you thought wolf-packs were well-coordinated.
Just wait ’till you see what these Chimps can put together.

When it’s time to go hunting for a meat treat, the entire troop sets out, and go on the move.

And they’ve got some impressively complex tactics.

For example, as soon as they’re close enough to hear monkey calls, the troop goes silent.

The rest of the hunt is done without a single sound until the attack itself is launched.

They set up an elaborate trap.

The much-smaller monkeys tend to flee to the smaller branches and evade capture one-on-one. So they’ve gotten the whole troop involved.

You’ve got a ‘beater’ — he’s the one who initiates the chase, setting the plan into motion. He charges the much-smaller monkeys who tend to flee to the smaller branches and evade capture one-on-one.

The rest of the troop (except one) are ‘blockers’. They are more experienced hunters. They are to anticipate escape routes, and — you guessed it — block them forcing them further on, toward a planned choke point.

And once they get to that choke point?

They’re chased right into the jaws of the trap.

The most experienced chimp waits in ambush. And he finishes the unfortunate monkey.

That’s nature.

Red in tooth and claw.

Even primates are part of the menu.

 

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