Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Creature Feature: Why do Gorrillas Cross the Road?

In this dramatic scene brought to PNG by the BBC, the silverback shares the same motivation as a chicken. Altruism was once thought rare in higher animals, but not any more. A die-hard evolutionist would say the gorilla father  is merely acting out of instinct to preserve the genetic material in its offspring, but US Person prefers a more incisive conclusion: the patriarch loves his family members and is willing to risk injury to protect them. Watch as he guards the busy jungle track crossing to insure his family's safety in front of a large human audience and their noisy vehicles, including some charcoal haulers which represent a threat to his forest home.