Chimpanzee troop beats and kills infant gorillas in unprecedented clash (Video)

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Two adult male chimps of the Rekambo community of the Loango Chimpanzee Project in Gabon checking the area. (Image credit: LCP, Lara M. Southern)

Scientists have witnessed chimpanzees killing gorillas for the first time in two shocking attacks caught on video at a national park in Gabon on the west coast of Central Africa, a new study finds.

The researchers, from Osnabrck University and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany, were following a massive group of 27 chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) on Feb. 6, 2019 when they first observed the chimps attack a party of five western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) — three adult females and one infant, led by a male silverback.

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