Chimpanzees learned to make fire and cook their own meals

January 27, 2012 14:47

Maybe Charles Darwin was not so far from the truth when he said that humans and apes share a common ancestor. 31-year-old chimpanzee, bonobo Kanzi learned to make fire and cook their own food.

As a child, bonobo chimp named Kanzi, who lives in the kennel for monkeys Great Ape Trust in Iowa, repeatedly watched a movie called "The Fight for the fire." Gradually, he began to study treatment with matches, collecting dry sticks for a campfire, cooking over a fire … Maybe Charles Darwin was not so far from the truth when he said that humans and apes share a common ancestor, writes- News with a link to The Daily Mail.

Now 31-year-old Kanzi can start the fire with matches, put the pan on the fire-grill for cooking hamburgers, implant lozenge on a stick and gently fry it — so as not to overheat.

In addition, it puts out the fire when he gets it is no longer needed and are trained to handle fire his son — Teco.

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