Re: Why Large Gap Between Species...?
Noel Dickover (email@example.com)
Thu, 5 Dec 1996 11:44:22 -0500
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com 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...)".:)
> >>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