Chimps pose for cam­era, love self­ies as much as hu­mans do

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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

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