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Chimps & Gibbon

By crookymonsta
You may be wondering why I have put images of Chimpanzees and a Gibbon together.

Chimps are supposed to be the animal most closely related to us humans, but a recent experience with a White Cheeked Gibbon at the Night Safari Wildlife Park in Thailand gave Martin and I food for thought on this subject.

The gibbon was living in solitude on an island. We stood watching it and it walked (upright) across the 'beach', picked some leaves and threw them towards us. They landed in the water about half-way across. It then walked further along and picked up a sweet corn cob, came back so that it was standing the shortest distance from us and threw the cob - which landed on the handrail directly in front of Martin, then tried to catch it when he threw it back. Have to say it had a far better aim than Martin!

This really made us think, given the complex thought processes required for these actions.

Thanks for all the C&C's on Umbrella Factory yesterday - much appreciated.

Regards, Sandra

Tags: Zoo Thailand Chimpanzee Gibbon Landscape and travel Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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bayleaf 12 8 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2008 12:38PM
What a super set of shots.


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lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
10 Jun 2008 12:40PM
Good shots but I find #1 outstanding
Paul_cats 13 61 22 Scotland
10 Jun 2008 12:46PM
Thats a chimp with attitude. V1 and V2 simply superb v1 especially so. Great work and an interesting write up.
peterboyce 11 1 England
10 Jun 2008 12:55PM
cracking shots...peter
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
10 Jun 2008 1:07PM
Super images, V.1 really stands out. Carol
Scaramanga 12 60 6 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2008 1:12PM
Great portraits, love V3.
Stace 11 2 2 England
10 Jun 2008 1:16PM
Superb images Stace
photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
10 Jun 2008 1:21PM
Photogenic creatures. Crisp clear shots, lots of detail. Very well done.
brownsilent 12 7 2 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2008 2:09PM
Wow Sandra, these shots are superb. V1 is a lovely portrait...
CHIPPYX1X 13 2 England
10 Jun 2008 2:14PM
4 brilliant shots but No1 is the one for me thats a great portrait
Herge88 Plus
12 40 5 England
10 Jun 2008 2:15PM
Nice series of shots.

Best Matt
angelsj 13 12 Scotland
10 Jun 2008 2:16PM
great set of pictures! love them all esepcially number 1

well captured well done
peugeot406 13 7 1 England
10 Jun 2008 2:18PM
Superb cet of images
janty66 12 3 England
10 Jun 2008 2:29PM
great set of images, love #1...
starliz 15 1.6k 3 England
10 Jun 2008 2:30PM
love v2 wonderful set of shots.
richy 16 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2008 2:36PM
Have to be number 2 for me.
Cormy 12 3 England
10 Jun 2008 2:57PM
All 4 are really fine shots.
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2008 3:26PM
A super series. Lovely texture in each one
10 Jun 2008 4:37PM
Super set v1 and 4 for me. V1 is superb. Sylvia
Dugud 11 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2008 5:09PM
Great set of images.
pascalg Plus
12 37 France
10 Jun 2008 5:12PM
excellent series ;
love #3 & 4...
10 Jun 2008 5:41PM
Wonderful set of images Sandra, well done.

phil_j 13 134 4 England
10 Jun 2008 5:57PM
V1 is great, what a face and such sharp detail
Maddie 14 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2008 6:26PM
lovely capture
RubberBullets 18 1 6 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2008 6:56PM
Beautiful shots, you've caught the personality so well.

nickyv32 12 135 England
10 Jun 2008 6:59PM
Super shot. I knew someone would get a great shot of my Dad....

LuzDeNoche 11 2 France
10 Jun 2008 8:22PM
I cut Pascal's hair just like that today!
Smile Lucy
Bodiewil 12 46 Wales
10 Jun 2008 8:40PM
Beautifully captured, superb work

whiteswan01 11 13 England
10 Jun 2008 10:15PM
they are stunning captures love the pose on v1&2 Dawn
Rylands 12 1 2 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2008 10:45PM
A phenominal set of image but V1 is outstanding
gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
10 Jun 2008 11:36PM
Proud to be 50 great shot. - gary
proz 15 205 United States
11 Jun 2008 1:52AM
this E-510 sings in your hands, this is a really wonderful series of shots.
JudeC 12 6 3 England
11 Jun 2008 7:57AM
Stunning set of images - Jude.
Serkta 12 42 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2008 6:04PM
I love number 1, very relaxed! Cheers, Raife
tigertimb 12 40 66 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2008 7:28PM
Wonderful shots; such superb detail and captures so much character
15 Sep 2008 1:48PM
Four superb images!

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