|Let me see that again!|
Primatologist Pablo Herreros, writing in Spanish newspaper El Mundo, claimed he made the discovery some years ago on a tour of the nation's chimpanzee enclosures.It was probably the only thing on TV that the chimp recognized. Imagine what a chimp gleans out of most TV? Damn little. And hey, at least it wasn't Jersey Shore. Or maybe it was...
During his research trip he conducted surveys on the behavior of the animals. Herreros wrote, “What I could never imagine were the surprises prepared for me by a female of this species called Gina who inhabited Seville Zoo.”
...To enliven Gina's nights, officials apparently decided to install a television, protected behind glass, and gave her a remote control so she could change the channels herself.
And enliven herself she did.
“The surprise was when they found that within a few days, Gina was not only using the remote control perfectly well, but that she also used to choose the porn channel for entertainment, as many of us would have done, ” Herreros wrote. “Although a small study estimated that porn films are only watched for about 12 minutes on average, the truth is that human and non-human primates possess an intense sexual life.”
We've seen in a previous Monkey Dacker post that female humans and not males are aroused by watching other species have sex; apparently our closest relative has the same quirk.