When this chimp whacked a drone, she thought ahead, scientists say
Chimpanzees are apparently not amused by our automated flying technology.
After months of reviewing video footage, scientists have determined that a chimp that swatted down a drone in its Netherlands zoo enclosure had actually carefully plotted out the attack ahead of time
According to their analysis, several chimps had armed themselves with long twigs and started climbing up the scaffolding when the drone, which was collecting footage for a documentary, made a dry run through their living space.
By the time the small aircraft swooped through the same route for the actual filming, the chimps were ready for it. A female named Tushi, posted on a beam near where the drone had flown before, sent it tumbling with two sweeps of her stick. Read more…