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What were the weirdest wars in history?

The Gombe Chimpanzee War, A conflict that didn’t involve any humans.

Many of us think that Chimpanzees are peaceful creatures, that always looked cheerful and playful, without the slightest tendency towards violence, and that Humans alone involve ourselves in conflict.

However, in the early 1970’s, with the death of an alpha male leader of a pack of Chimps in the Gombe region of Tanzania lead to the group being splintered into two, the Kasakela and the Kahama.

Over a period of 4 years, the Kasakela Chimps would kill all of the Kahama Chimps, using sharp stones to kill each other.

Jane Goodall, who would later become a leading expert on Chimpanzees, observed the conflict.

Jane Goodall, being disturbed by the violence of the primal lifestyle of the Chimps, wrote in her memoir Through a Window: My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe,

For several years I struggled to come to terms with this new knowledge. Often when I woke in the night, horrific pictures sprang unbidden to my mind—Satan [one of the apes], cupping his hand below Sniff's chin to drink the blood that welled from a great wound on his face; old Rodolf, usually so benign, standing upright to hurl a four-pound rock at Godi's prostrate body; Jomeo tearing a strip of skin from Dé's thigh; Figan, charging and hitting, again and again, the stricken, quivering body of Goliath, one of his childhood heroes.

With our closest living relatives on the Evolutionary Tree having the same techniques of violence as us, It turns out us humans have more in common with our animalistic past than some might like to admit.


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Have you ever heard about this "war"? What are your thoughts about it?

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
37 Comments
bgoeren
Much like extreme right wing Christians in the US.
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Jan 18, 2021 8:39PM
Steve Tingle
In the UK this sort of behavior was brought to popular knowledge by the great David Attenborough who filmed and showed on prime time TV a family of chimps hunting, killing and eating a monkey (and in other films the wars between families of chimps), as someone who has always been interested in Natural History I was surprised but not shocked, but I think it had a major impact on the British public, now 'Nature red in tooth and claw' really came home.
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May 12, 2020 8:38PM
ninakamwene
They are primates just like us, as such; I am not surprised that they would behave just like us, and be war mongering like humans. I come from Kenya an Tanzania is our neighbor to the south. May Jane Goodall RIP. Great work.
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Feb 9, 2020 11:36PM
ninakamwene
Irma Rivera, WOW Irma I can not even begin to count the falsehoods in your pseudo explanations. Let us not confuse real science with faith. One is based on facts and the other on belief. Can we accept that not every one is religious? We also have the free will to be, do and have our own beliefs. As for you: "Let who has no sin throw the first stone". I assume you know and believe the author of this statement. Blessings.
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Feb 9, 2020 11:32PM
John McLardie
I thought they were going to say El Salvador/Honduras. The two countries went to war over the result of a World Cup Qualifying match (although, to be fair, it was slightly more complicated than that).
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Jan 3, 2020 6:22AM
John McLardie
Linda Evers, nope. We have THEIRS!
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Jan 3, 2020 6:19AM
Andy Johnson
MIMICS A TYPICAL WEEKEND IN CHICAGO??
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Nov 26, 2019 5:05PM
Chris Ann Urquhart
Chris Ann Urquhart, PS not a single emu was killed!
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Sep 26, 2019 2:45AM
Chris Ann Urquhart
The Great Emu War occurred in Australia in about 1932. Emus vs the military. The emus won decisively!
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Sep 26, 2019 2:44AM
Maria Pires
Very interesting but still love these primates.
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Aug 25, 2019 10:14PM
Cheryl McMeekin
Never heard about this
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Jul 27, 2019 5:57PM
Donald Mcdaid
Ian Swindale, yes.u.k. v zanzibar.
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Jun 20, 2019 7:03AM
Barry Crews
scoder, over 99%, actually...
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Jun 9, 2019 4:44AM
Irma Rivera
Mountains... Typo error!!!
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May 26, 2019 7:35PM
Irma Rivera
billyboy915, so I think you like to the idea that your ancestors are monkeys and not humans like you... What a shame!!! Are you attracted to a chempanzee??? Because am attracted to my own kind!!! Now, how can you explain the complexity of the brain function??? Or for instance the complexity of the universe??? Or how come the drop of a rain which comes from a cloud in a huge size doesn't destroyed a delicate rose petal? You beleive of the evolution tell me how come evolution stop??? Within monkeys there's only one type of them but in humans there's different kinds of races!!! And how can you explain the DNA??? And how the ovum and sperm can create a beautiful baby inside of a woman's womb??? Am sure that inside of your mom womb for nine month, that she carried you she was expecting a beautiful and healthy baby and not a chimpanzee, right??? You know 2+2=4 not 3 or 1, so is a logical equation... And it will be unvilibable to think that from a big bang that the magestics maintains,oceans, lakes, rivers,universe, Sykes, vegetation, animals of all kinds and humans came about!!! We all can see God by looking at his creations and how marvelously we were all created, but if you insist on the evolution is your prerogative anyways God have giving you free will!!! Good day to you... But I hope you don't take too long to change your mind, it could be took late!!!
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May 26, 2019 7:31PM

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