Chimp's dance suggests a mental grasp of fire

 作者:郦萨粕     |      日期:2019-03-08 03:17:03
CHIMPS have been reported dancing in rainstorms – and now it seems our closest relation has a “fire dance”, too. A dominant male chimp performed such a dance in the face of a raging savannah fire in Senegal. Anthropologist Jill Pruetz of Iowa State University in Ames recounts that the male faced the fire with “a really exaggerated slow-motion display” before redirecting his display at chimps sheltering in a nearby baobab tree. Barking vocalisations from the male, never heard in more than 2000 hours of monitoring the group,