Chimps pose for camera, love selfies as much as humans do
IT already boasts a Walkie Talkie, a Cheesegrater and a Gherkin.
Now a giant “Golf
Ball” could soon become part of London’s skyline.
Glass orb designs have been commissioned for a music venue in an empty site next to the Olympic park in east London.
Initial plans show a giant sphere made up of triangular glass panels with white frames elevated above the ground by giant pylons, allowing pedestrians to walk beneath it. – Daily Mail THEIR DNA is almost identical to our own, and it seems our similarity to chimpanzees extends to a shared love of selfies.
For when a group of playful chimps were handed a set of cameras by a film crew, the resulting footage resembled a group of tourists at a beauty spot. Amusing clips show the apes giving their best pouts for the camera, while others achieve shots of themselves against the stunning rainforest background that many ama- teur snappers would be proud of. The footage was taken in Cameroon as part of Animals With Cameras, a groundbreaking natural history series for the BBC. Starting on BBC1 next Thursday, it will offer a unique glimpse into the lives of wild animals when they think no one is watching.
In one remarkable moment – thought to be a world first – a chimp wearing a custom- made camera harness films itself washing its muddy hands. Another clip shows the chimps weaving a treetop nest and brushing their teeth with twigs, in a display of remarkably human-like behaviour
The series will also see penguins going hunting with cameras taped to their backs. – Daily Mail
‘Golf Ball’ to hit London skyline