I know, is stupid, but I always wondered it after finding out about the existance of 'lion-eating chimps'.

Of course, these three apes would have reason to fear each other- at least fear the gorilla for being large, scary-looking and protective... and the chimps which enjoy eating other primates (bush babies and monkeys though). When New Scientist magazine reported these results, Hicks found he had a plate full of "gorilla hybrid" misinformation from Williams' press releases that he already had to debunk.

Chimps only live in the jungles of the Congo.

The poacher that I met said he would never go back to the magic forest again. “I call it the magic forest.

World Trade Center 7: The Lies Come Crashing Down, How to Extract Adrenochrome from Children. It is obvious that the author of this article did not research his facts very deeply before publishing.

and: Karl Ammann – The Bondo Mystery Apes, I have a generalised interest in areas of research and discovery related to palaeoanthropology, archaeology and so forth.

Thanks for the info.

“We were told of this sort of fabled land out west by one of our trackers who goes out there to fish,” said Mr Hicks whose project is supported by the Wasmoeth Wildlife Foundation.

Indeed, so unafraid of these great cats are the Bili apes that according to media claims they hoot loudly when the moon rises and sets - an activity unknown among normal, smaller chimps, who avoid doing so in case they attract predators.

A large Congo ape would make short work of a leopard if it had numbers on it side. [10][11], Hicks has emphasized that there is little evidence suggesting that they are any more aggressive than other chimpanzees (predatory behavior being the norm for the species). Scientists working within these forests south of the Uele, however, have found no such evidence, nor heard any such reports from local communities. This show is made possible by financial support from listeners like you.

The Bili Ape.

that is large in comparison to body size. see also: National Geographic – Elusive African Apes: Giant Chimps or New Species?

[2] While preliminary genetic testing with non-nuclear DNA indicates a close relationship with the eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) subspecies of the common chimpanzee,[3][4][5][6][failed verification] a range of behaviors that are more closely related to those of gorillas have greatly intrigued primatologists from around the globe.

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THE BILI (BONDO) APES – UNMASKING THE CONGO'S GIAN... EXPOSING A TRULY BATTY EXAMPLE OF A FAKE THUNDERBIRD PHOTOGRAPH, Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals on Stamps, Dragons in Zoology Cryptozoology and Culture, Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals 2018, Michel Raynal's Virtual Institute of Cryptozoology. Half the region is north of the Uélé and consists of scattered jungle and savannah; the other half is south of the river and is solid dense jungle.

However, they frequently nest in the trees as well. . This photograph of a shot Bili ape appeared in Vol. Oh... Then bili apes would be the vilified, misunderstood 'Blizzard' orc equivalents, big and strong yet honourable, while chimps would be the 'Tolkien' orc ones, small and weak but vicious, cunning and large in number. You are wrong – we recommend looking into the taxonomy.


And in 2006, this latter team announced that their findings all confirmed that the Bili ape belongs to a known subspecies of chimp – the eastern chimpanzee Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii. The saga of this remarkable, highly controversial primate began more than a century ago, when in 1898 a Belgian army officer returned home from what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo with some gorilla skulls obtained by him in a forested region near the village of Bili, on the Uele River in northern Congo's Bondo area - even though no other gorillas had been found within hundreds of miles of Bili before (or since). Hey Dr. Shuker, I was reading your book today and I have a question.

In the mid-1990s, a Swiss author, bushmeat activist, and photographer named Karl Ammann saw mysterious skulls in a Belgian museum that appeared to be neither gorilla nor chimp, and that were said to have been collected from the Bili-Uéré region by early colonists in 1898. From the species’ discovery, and even earlier, in the eyes of the natives, it is considered to be aggressive and ruthless when confronted with the greatest predators in Africa – lions and leopards. Combined with numerous photographs of chimps with sensational captions, various skulls, video footage shot by Dr. Williams, and plaster casts of footprints, this is the extent of the pop-culture portrayal of the Bili ape. "At the very least, we have a unique, isolated chimp culture that's unlike any that's been studied", she says. Gbahali. Would that be a relative of the Bili ape?

After a five-year-long civil war ended in 2003, it was easier for scientists to conduct field research in the Congo. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. -Chimpanzees are willing to be generous to stranger chimpanzees (unless they chimps in a position of potentially showing generosity are elderly, in which case they're mean, selfish and don't share). Tragically, Dr. Williams was injured and paralyzed in 2005 and was never able to continue her part in the Bili ape story. Around a fifth of the nests he found were there rather than in the trees. They were coming in for the kill – but as soon as they saw my face, they stopped and disappeared.

If this had been a mock charge they would have been screaming to intimidate us. Was the giant macaque, that one of the types of "Yeren" was identified as, a new species? Hicks, T., Kuhl, H., Boesch, C., Dieguez, P., Ayimisin, A., Fernandez, R., Zungawa, D., Kambere, M., Swinkels, J., Menken, S., Hart, J., Mundry, R., Roessingh, P. "Bili-Uéré: A Chimpanzee Behavioural Realm in Northern Democratic Republic of Congo."

[6], Further study was undertaken by Hicks between July 2006 and February 2007, accompanied by Jeroen Swinkels of the University of Amsterdam. 13 Aug. 2019. Their feces were three times as large as those of chimpanzees, and footprints were much larger than those of gorillas. Unfortunately, there have been relatively few detailed observations of the Bili Ape and no thorough examination of either remains or a living Bili Ape in captivity. Leopards top out around 250-300 lbs.

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Stupid question, given that it's not about the apes themselves, but if chimps and bili apes had both appeared in The Lion King, what role would they have in the film? My feelings on it: That apes are monkeys was already realized by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon in the 18th century. Say a zoo was on fire... Do you think chimps/gorillas/orangutans would try to help each other? , Faris, S. "Lost Apes of the Congo."

-Wild gorillas have been seen disarming snares left by hunters, with the eye-witness claiming they tried to (casually) keep him away until the snares were deactivated.

Its wacked crap such as this that makes cryptozoologist look like idiots. Today, the average erect gorilla penis is 3cm (1.25 inches) long, the average chimp or bonobo penis comes in at around 8cm and the average human penis stands at around 13cm. Just by looking exclusively at 65-million-year-old fossil mammals remains, would it truly be possible to predict the existence 65 million years later of mammals as diverse as bats, whales, lions, antelopes, rats, kangaroos, platypuses, monkeys, and armadillos, for instance? [10] Hicks clarifies the issue as follows: the apes within 20 km or so of the roads flee humans almost without exception.

Any plans for a scale like this for just the genus of Homo? To the scientists who study the Bili-Uéré, the genetic differences in them from other chimps is so unremarkable that it is not even mentioned in current scientific literature. Now called the Bili Ape, they are classified as a subspecies of chimp.

The Bili Ape is massive by chimpanzee standards.

Apes are one of the most interesting animals . And most surprising of all, was the revelation that there seem to be plentiful numbers of these apes in the surrounding countryside, especially as we often hear how many other apes and other fauna in the area are falling victim to poachers, hunters and trigger-happy others.