Saturday, September 29, 2012

Step Lively, You Gorillas

Photo: tom2001
BBC 9/29/12
“Great apes, such as gorillas, chimps and bonobos, are running out of places to live, say scientists.
“They have recorded a dramatic decline in the amount of habitat suitable for great apes, according to the first such survey across the African continent.”
Oh come on, how can that be? Why should declining habitat bother them? I have it from very good sources that when ones habitat disappears, one adapts to the new situation. We did that when the forest dried up from under us, we learned to walk to the next patch of berries. That’s what the paleoanthropologists tell you. If it was easy enough for us, how come it’s so difficult for gorillas? How come they don’t just learn to walk away like we did? Dumb gorillas.

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