Re: Why Large Gap Between Species...?

Noel Dickover (
Thu, 5 Dec 1996 11:44:22 -0500

In article <586njp$>, says...


> I've worked with
> both big cats and primates and cats kill based upon an instinct. Primates
> "think about it". I'm anthropomorphizing here, but I can see a chimp
> "thinking" to himself "Hey, the grass definitely looks greener over
> there... if I could take this rock and kill the baboons in that area, I'd
> have both my land *and* theirs!!!(evil laughter...)".:)
> Laurie
> >>Good question. Lions, cheetahs, leopards, wolves - all survive in Africa
> >>and they *don't* dedicate themselves to wiping each other out.

Unless I'm mistaken, both Jane Goodall and Franz de Waal have solid
evidence of chimps murdering each other for personal, not food related


Noel Dickover