The reactions of primates captured by cameras

The use of camera traps has helped a lot to investigate the secret life of wild animals, since they barely react to them. It is not the case of the primates captured by this type of devices. in Africa, and is that a study has collected the different reactions of chimpanzees, bonobos and gorillas to these strange objects.

It has been the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology that has made these images, while > it was about understanding how these changed their behavior when introducing new objects in their natural habitat , as in this case the cameras have been.

What are the photoframe chambers?

The photoframe cameras are basic research: compact and durable battery, these camouflaged digital devices shoot photographs and videos in the presence of movement , which allows census animals or even record behavior.

Although phototraping cameras and other devices are everyday tools in scientific research, it is not clear if these human objects alter the behavior of some wild animals . Many of our knowledge about the more timid animals of the animal kingdom is due to tools like these, but they could change the behavior of the animals.

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A study on primates captured by cameras

According to the results of the study published in Current Biology , led by primatologist Ammie Kalan, the great primates captured by cameras such as bonobos, chimpanzees or gorillas clearly react and alter their behavior to these novel objects in its environment.

This is something that has not surprised, since it was something we had seen on more than one occasion. Researchers believe that this may be influenced by the leadership of the bonobos , much more egalitarian and where reactions like fear spread much earlier.