Chimps filmed raiding farms for food during night

October 24, 2014 7:19 AM

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Though chimps are strictly daytime animals and avoid any activity during the night because their historic main predators, leopards, hunt at night, chimps in a national park in Uganda have been filmed raiding farmers’ fields inside the park’s borders.

Camera traps have caught wild chimpanzees in the act as they carried out night-time raids on farmland. The footage, captured by researchers from the Museum of Natural History in Paris and the Uganda Wildlife Authority, shows the chimps adapting to human pressure on their habitat.

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