Friday, March 23, 2007

Monkey Love

A story in the Trib today tells about Knuckles, a chimp in a Florida zoo who has cerebral palsy. Researchers are astounded that the other chimps are so gentle with Knuckles, whose arm is paralyzed and who can't move as fast as the others. Where one would have expected the "law of the jungle," with the other males biting and brutalizing him to set an example, they are very gentle with him and groom and care for him.

Which proves what I began suspecting years ago: even chimps are nicer than we are now.


Blogger dirk.mancuso said...

I have no doubt simians are nicer. Have you seen how even kids treat each other these days? The little fuckers are down right feral.

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