We all know how intelligent chimpanzees are. In fact, evolutionists have traced our human genetic markers as having a common ancestor with the African ape in a timeline of evolution that also spawned the canny chimpanzees.
We now know that chimps, considered our closest living animal relatives, have more developed brains compared to other primates, can use tools, communicate using sign language, solve simple problems, display empathy, altruism, romantic love, and even mourn the death of fellow chimps.
But do you know they may possibly believe in God?
Researchers in the chimpanzee savannahs in the Republic of Guinea were at first puzzled to find what appeared to be a very scarred tree filled with and surrounded by stones.
They set up a hidden camera nearby to find out what it was all about, and footage recorded weird goings-on involving the resident chimpanzees.
The footage recorded a group of chimpanzees approaching the tree in a very unusual manner. Several of the primates began throwing stones at the tree, revealing the explanation for the scars, while others laid down stones reverently at its base.
Their behavior appeared to serve no purpose whatsoever, whether for survival in the wild, or as a community activity that would benefit all its members.
Scientists began to wonder whether it was possible the scarred tree had some sort of meaning for the chimpanzees, and latched on to the theory that it was a “shrine,” and the chimpanzees were “offering rocks” to the “shrine.”
If the theory proves sound, this may be the first evidence of its kind of chimpanzees actually having some sort of religion, a reverential attitude shared by the primates’ human cousins.
Have chimpanzees developed some form of ritualized primate religion that shows they actually believe in God?
Much study is yet to be undertaken based on the odd behavior of this particular group of primates, but as part of God’s creations, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to imagine chimps are aware of a Greater Power, and have developed sufficiently to pay homage to that power.
What do you think?
Divers Rescue Manta Ray Entangled In Fishing Line
The manta ray looks so grateful, it stayed with the divers even after being free!
The ocean is a vast world full of wonderful creatures. That is why it is not very surprising that more and more people
are drawn to diving and snorkeling for leisure.
Swimming in the waters offer great possibilities such as encountering schools of fish, seeing colorful corals and for a family having their vacation in the Philippines... rescue a manta ray.
Headley family went on a dive near Ticlao Island and saw an amazing sight: a manta ray! But the gushing feeling turned into a critical concern when they found that animal's body was tied around a long fishing line. It appears like the manta has been tied to that line for quite some time because they saw a large wound measuring about 12 inches on one of the wings.
11 Helpful Tips To Avoid Animal Attacks
No one wants to be attacked by an animal, tame or not. To keep safe from any form of animal attack, heed these tips.
Getting attacked by an animal is a serious and scary situation. The thing is, this can actually be prevented from happening to your family and friends. Remember that animals attack based on instinct and never because of reason. There's no way you can talk your way out of an attack by a rabid pit bull. To keep out of harm's way from animal attacks, keep these tried and tested tips in mind:
#1. Don't approach animals even if they seem tame or friendly to you.
Unless there's an animal trainer or vet with you who can vouch for the animal's personality, best to stay away even if it appears cute.
6 of the Scariest Animals You Can Find In Australia
When in Australia, steer clear of these creatures.
Let's face it: the first thing that pops up to mind when we hear the words “Australia” and “animals” together is the kangaroo, right? This jumping, large-footed animal has become almost an iconic symbol of the land down under.
However, those who are familiar with the exotic animals found in the country would warn you that no, not all creatures there are actually as docile. The uninitiated would definitely be surprised to discover that Australia is actually home to a lot of scary and dangerous beings.
Case in point, the 6 animals mentioned below are definitely among the most terrifying you’d ever encounter.
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