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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:04 PM

 

Zoo's chimp addicted to human porn



By Alice Stewart
Digital Spy
Jan 15, 2013

A chimpanzee at a Spanish zoo has become addicted to human porn.

Gina the chimp's habit began after having a television installed in her enclosure at Seville Zoo.

Primatologist Pablo Herreros told El Mundo: "To enliven Gina's nights, officials decided to install a Freeview television, protected behind glass, and gave her a remote control so she could change the channels herself.

"In the early trials, her keepers visited Gina to check that everything was in order and she did not break the new toy.

"The surprise came when they found that within a few days, Gina was not only using the remote control perfectly well, but that she also chose the porn channel for entertainment, as many of us would have done."

More: http://www.digitalspy.com/odd/news/a451125/zoos-chimp-addicted-to-human-porn.html

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Reply Zoo's chimp addicted to human porn (Original post)
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 OP
Politicalboi Jan 2013 #1
Erose999 Jan 2013 #2
HappyMe Jan 2013 #5
FSogol Jan 2013 #7
11 Bravo Jan 2013 #9
coalition_unwilling Jan 2013 #21
customerserviceguy Jan 2013 #35
Blue Owl Jan 2013 #3
FSogol Jan 2013 #4
1StrongBlackMan Jan 2013 #6
wandy Jan 2013 #8
11 Bravo Jan 2013 #10
Evasporque Jan 2013 #11
Capt. Obvious Jan 2013 #12
Stringfellow Hawke Jan 2013 #13
MineralMan Jan 2013 #14
Stringfellow Hawke Jan 2013 #17
MineralMan Jan 2013 #18
Stringfellow Hawke Jan 2013 #19
4_TN_TITANS Jan 2013 #23
jberryhill Jan 2013 #27
Silent3 Jan 2013 #34
xchrom Jan 2013 #15
Rex Jan 2013 #16
Silent3 Jan 2013 #20
TalkingDog Jan 2013 #33
joeybee12 Jan 2013 #22
DreamGypsy Jan 2013 #24
JHB Jan 2013 #25
Brickbat Jan 2013 #26
jberryhill Jan 2013 #28
The Straight Story Jan 2013 #29
jberryhill Jan 2013 #30
AverageJoe90 Jan 2013 #31
logosoco Jan 2013 #32

Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:09 PM

1. "As many of us would have done."

You maybe, not me. I take it a guy gave the interview.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:10 PM

2. Maybe this monkey needs a spanking?

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Response to Erose999 (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:13 PM

5. ...




It had to be said.


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Response to Erose999 (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:13 PM

7. <Applause>

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Response to Erose999 (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:38 PM

9. LOL is way over-used, but I'm sitting here, several minutes later, and still audibly chuckling.

Nicely done!



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Response to Erose999 (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:54 PM

21. Bravo! Instant DUZY! Tip of my hat! - n/t

 

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Response to Erose999 (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 11:43 PM

35. Brilliant

Absolutely brilliant! If I wasn't so fond of your ingenuity, I would be insanely jealous of you.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:11 PM

3. She's the missing kink

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:13 PM

4. LOL

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:13 PM

6. Doh. n/t

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:35 PM

8. Proof once again. Never give a right wing religious wacko the remote....

OOps sorry, my bad. The OP was about a chimp, not republican hypocrisy.

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Response to wandy (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:39 PM

10. Yup, it was about "A" chimp, not "The" chimp.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:40 PM

11. Chimp also chose an AR-15 over a lever action....

likes to shoot bundles of bananas after drinking beer.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:42 PM

12. Irresponsible journalism

I'm sure its hard to find chimps who have never seen porn.

It isn't hard to find chimps who aren't in the habit of watching it for ethical reasons or otherwise.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:45 PM

13. At that point, I'd post a few chimp porn videos..

 

Just for um... "comparative analysis" - yeah, that's it, that's the ticket.

But out of respect for female chimps out there, I've decided not to post it.

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Response to Stringfellow Hawke (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:47 PM

14. Chimp porn?

I've never seen any of that, but I'll bet that zoo chimp would prefer it over watching hairless apes have sex.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:50 PM

17. Well, there's panda porn.

 

Remember the efforts the Chinese made to mate several pandas a few years ago?

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Response to Stringfellow Hawke (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:52 PM

18. I pretty much have always limited my porn viewing

to primates, specifically human primates. I don't watch it much any more, though. It's pretty much the same old thing, over and over again.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:53 PM

19. Seen 'em all - they're pretty much the same thing, agreed.

 

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:05 PM

23. Try being married for 20 years.

Same result.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:55 PM

27. Hairless?


You aren't going to start that argument again, are you?

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:47 PM

15. Oh good! Cause I like monkey porn.

Can't finding much on tv though.

People is a decent substitute.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:50 PM

16. "Monkey likes porn, details at 10."

Need something to spice up the local news.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:54 PM

20. The chimp was obviously raised in a culture that devalues women

There is no other possible explanation, is there?

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Response to Silent3 (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:59 PM

33. Touche' !

n/t

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:03 PM

22. I'm actually appalled that they tried to get her to watch television...any television...

It's called an idiot box for a reason.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:37 PM

24. Chimpanzees are very social animals

OK, I don't watch television, so I am hardly an expert on U.S. television content. I don't speak Spanish so I am doubly unqualified to discuss choices on Spanish television. I know nothing about Spanish porn channels. However, I won't let that stop me...

From Wikipedia:

Common chimpanzees live in communities that typically range from 20 to more than 150 members, but spend most of their time traveling in small, temporary groups consisting of a few individuals, "which may consist of any combination of age and sex classes." Both males and females will sometimes travel alone. The common chimpanzee lives in a fission-fusion society and may be found in groups of the following types: all-male, adult females and offspring, consisting of both sexes, or one female and her offspring. Chimpanzees have complex social relationships and spend a large amount of time grooming each other.


Pornography generally involves two or more individual animals, small groups, or maybe 20 to occasionally 150 I suppose, engaging in a variety of energetic activities, so there are recognizable bipedal creatures, lots of motion, auditory content my include shouts, screams, grunting, and moaning, some speech that a zoo chimp might recognize. Lots of, uh, closeup photography that the chimp might or might not appreciate, but could be perceived as grooming. So, pretty much nonstop social behavior.

Car chases, soap operas, talk shows, cartoons, crime series, sitcoms, reality shows, etc. probably don't provide the same social ... that's sOCIal...stimulation. I bet the Spanish food channel undoubtedly covers fruit dishes, but probably doesn't do a lot of leaves, leaf buds, seeds, blossoms, stems, pith, bark and resin recipes. Seems like sports shows could be interesting.

Experimenting with chimpanzee television preferences seems like a good research project...at least for researchers who like a little porn in the mix. Or for budding filmmakers who see Chimp Porn as a possible way to grow the human market.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:51 PM

25. It IS a subject that chimp "gets".

For a lot of TV a chimp just doesn't have the experience and context to follow what's going on. But this particular subject is basic enough that a chimp can "translate" a bit more easily.

I'm vaguely curious whether it's actually a chimpanzee, or a bonobo (for which intimate contact including sex is something of a social glue, moreso than for true chimpanzees).

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:52 PM

26. I find this sad.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:58 PM

28. We need about 50 million dollars to research this more completely

Money well spent, IMHO.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:59 PM

29. Better porn than televangelists

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:00 PM

30. Translation: Seville Zoo Seeks Increased Visitors


Yeah, okay... put "porn watching chimp" right after Christopher Columbus' tomb at the cathedral and scratch the Alhambra.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:16 PM

31. Just one thing.....how in the heck is this not an Onion article?

IDK, really.....seems more than a bit too strange to NOT be satire or a prank of some sort.....

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:47 PM

32. I don't know what is sadder...

the fact that this monkey had access to porn or the fact that it learned how to use a remote control better than I !

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