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Watch What Happens When Chimpanzees See Their Reflection In A Mirror

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Morenike Adebayo

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clockAug 6 2015, 21:32 UTC
1599 Watch What Happens When Chimpanzees See Their Reflection In A Mirror
Two inquisitive chimps watch themselves. Cater TV/Telegraph.

French wildlife experts Anne-Marie and Xavier Hubert-Brierre captured the footage below of a group of chimpanzees watching their reflections in a mirror for the first time.

Filmed using motion-triggered cameras in the Nyonie forest of Gabon, the chimpanzees are seen initially sizing up their reflections, quietly watching their mirror-rivals. But soon the chimps became tired of monkeyin’ around

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The Hubert-Brierres probably weren’t expecting what happened next:

 

 

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Xavier said to the Telegraph: "Some of the chimps quietly observe their reflection, but the younger, more immature animals start to scream and shout."

[H/T: Telegraph]


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