Ape builds a fire and toasts marshmallows

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"This male bonobo named Kanzi is actually very famous in the anthropological field. He has been "training" for over twenty years and has mastered a wide variety of tasks. He has learned to make stone blades by banging rocks together to sharpen a rock, which he actually developed in an experiment researchers did with him by having a rope that could not be pulled and food inside a box, Kanzi made a blade and used it to saw through the rope. He also learned how to play Pac-man and understands over 5,000 words and can communicate with a few hundreds (on a lexigram and sign language). He has already been showing signs of passing his knowledge down to his son Teco (who has been getting raised by both humans and as his mother abandoned him). His son is already showing signs of autism found in humans and Kanzi's keeper actually theorizes Teco may become even smarter than his father. I encourage you to look up some more information about this ."


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