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Can This Chimp Figure Out How to Use a Video Camera?

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Can This Chimp Figure Out How to Use a Video Camera?

Short | 03:10

Jane Goodall demonstrated that chimpanzees could use basic tools. But this chimp?s fascination with a video camera shows that they might be capable of a lot more.

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In the 1990s, one million chimpanzees lived across Central Africa. Since then, habitat loss, hunting for bushmeat, and the exotic pet trade has caused their population to crash to just 200,000. But on Ngamba Island, a semi-wild sanctuary just off the coast of Uganda's Lake Victoria, a team of caregivers is dedicated to giving them another chance in life. Visit this remarkable safe haven, where victims--most arriving as orphaned babies--recover from mental trauma, form a new family, and learn how to be chimps.

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