Thursday, May 01, 2008

Orangutan Attempts to Hunt Fish with Spear

A male orangutan, clinging precariously to overhanging branches, flails the water with a pole, trying desperately to spear a passing fish. It is the first time one has been seen using a tool to hunt.

This individual had seen locals fishing with spears on the Gohong River. Although the method required too much skill for him to master, he was later able to improvise by using the pole to catch fish already trapped in the locals' fishing lines.
via Daily Mail

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is not a tool.
A tool is defined as an object that is used to modify another object to make it suitable for use.
If the orangutan used a rock to sharpen the pole, THAT would be tool use.

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.