Once a chimp has shown his power to all the females, he can challenge and fight other adult males. Wild individuals may live over 27 years and occasionally over They suggest that bullying your way to the top has a long history, and may even be innate.
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Although some scholars conceded that Darwin was surely right about the similarities of human and ape anatomy, few believed humans had inherited their intellectual talents from primates or any other animals. But if a leader wants to be accepted in the long term, they might do better to be loved than feared.
Although most of the film focused on the cooperation and kindness of the Netsilik, some of it recorded less benign material. The non-bipedal knuckle-walkers, the gorilla and chimpanzee, diverged from the hominin line over a period covering the same time, so either of Sahelanthropus or Orrorin may be our last shared ancestor.
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