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Just positing a question/theory about primates/apes.

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It was specifically a video about the primate or ape Gigantopithecus. Now, something that caught my fancy, that was stated by the reactionist/YouTube personality, was that this ape, this early hominid if you would, which died out just prior to the arrival of humans or because of the arrival of humans. And I am completely intrigued.

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EU Bans Use of Great Apes in Animal Research

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Europe banned the use of great apes in animal testing Wednesday as part of drastically tightened rules to scale back the number of animals used in scientific research. Tags: chimpanzees europe animal research apes primates. From the AFP. And they must work at "reducing levels of pain inflicted on animals.".

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Ban on Ape Testing Proposed in EU

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Their is a proposal to ban testing on apes in the EU. But some animal welfare groups and researchers accused the European Union of masking weak regulation with empty gestures, as no great apes have been used in EU research for six years. Tags: europe apes. Is this a solution to a problem that doesn't exist?

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Are Gorillas Dangerous to Human beings?

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They are apes, much like humans, and have appeared in a number of films, including King Kong, George of the Jungle, Congo, and the Gorilla. Has a Gorilla Ever Attacked a Human? – Are Gorillas Friendly? – Can I Have a Gorilla as a Pet? – Are Gorillas Friendly? ​ [link] The animal gorillas are rather fascinating.

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Eastern Gorilla Facts Habitat, Diet, Lifespan, Population

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It is one of the great apes and is very closely related to humans. Eastern Gorilla Facts : Habitat, Diet, scientific name, Predators, Lifespan, Population, Size, and why are Eastern Gorillas endangered ? – The eastern gorilla belongs to the genus gorilla.

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Do you think animals that can recognize themselves in the mirror would be able to recognize a drawing of themselves too?

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I saw a video of an ape reacting to someone drawing a smiling stickman. That made me wonder if the ape recognized that this was supposed to be a man smiling. Then I wondered if Apes or other animals like that can recognize what drawings represent, and maybe even if they could recognize a drawing of themselves?

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"funhouse mirror" test?

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I know that there are several species of animals that pass the "mirror test", i.e. they recognize themselves in mirrors (dolphins, apes, corvids.). Has there been any tests using "funhouse" style mirrors that distort the image? Would a chimpanzee look in a wobbly mirror and be able to identify themselves?

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