15 June, 2011

Altruistic ape

In case anyone thinks that altruism is only a human trait, watch how the orangutan in the below video saves a small duck from drowning. The video was shot in 2008 in Dublin Zoo but has only recently appeared on the internet.

Since humans share a common ancestor with other apes, it makes sense that we should find supposedly 'human traits' in orangutans, chimpanzees and gorillas (and we do). But what sense does this make in a Creationist worldview?


Edit: A copyright row has emerged from the above video going viral. It seems that the Daily Mail bought the clip from News Team International, and not from the original cameraman who actually owns the copyright. He'll surely get a nice few quid out of it now.

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