Re: lions, chimps and sticks

H. M. Hubey (
5 Oct 1995 22:44:38 -0400 (Lynn Garth) writes:

>very difficult for the lions to follow, that in conjunction with a large
>group of screaming stick wielding chimps dropping limbs on your head would
>be enough to make any lion think twice about attempting to go after that
>prey again.

Why doesn't someone get some chimps let loose on the African
plains among lions and see how many survive.

YOu can give them all the sticks they want. Naturally they'd have to
carry them around all the time. Sticks are usually found in
forests. And stones??? On the savannah? No stones on the plains,
just dirt and grass.

Even if they had sticks it's hard to see how they'd do more
damage than hooves of zebras, and other animals. It doesn't
help them much. It's a lost cause to pit chimps against lions.

It should be easy enough to get NSF funding for this :-)..
Then you can make it to the National Enquirer pages. I can
see the headline now "Bozo researcher feeds chimps to lions..." :-)..


Regards, Mark