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Old 06-28-2006, 02:36 PM   #1
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Default Can great apes and monkeys swim?

Someone was saying that other than humans, that the great apes can't swim b/c of muscle density.
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Old 06-28-2006, 02:37 PM   #2
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Someone was saying that other than humans, that the great apes can't swim b/c of muscle density.
There are some swimming chimps IIRC discovered recently.
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Old 06-28-2006, 02:53 PM   #3
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Default Can great apes and monkeys swim?

I've seen videos of monkeys swimming, don't know about apes.
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Old 06-28-2006, 02:54 PM   #4
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Default Can great apes and monkeys swim?

you don't hear of them drowning so i'd say they can swim.
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Old 06-28-2006, 02:55 PM   #5
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Default Can great apes and monkeys swim?

What about Grape Apes?
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Old 06-28-2006, 02:55 PM   #6
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Default Can great apes and monkeys swim?

All other apes dislike water. That doesn't mean they can't swim...its just that they don't go jumping in the water for the hell of it like we do.
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Old 06-28-2006, 02:56 PM   #7
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you don't hear of them drowning so i'd say they can swim.
They don't swim because they are constantly eaten by sharks and alligators.
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Default Can great apes and monkeys swim?

Even a cow can swim.
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Old 06-28-2006, 02:57 PM   #9
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Even a cow can swim.
Yes but cows and pigs have a lot of fat which helps keep them floating. A great ape has very little fan and much muscle which sinks. Something to think about.
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Old 06-28-2006, 02:59 PM   #10
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Even a cow can swim.
Yes but cows and pigs have a lot of fat which helps keep them floating. A great ape has very little fan and much muscle which sinks. Something to think about.
So Nicole Richie can't swim?
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Old 06-28-2006, 06:48 PM   #11
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Even a cow can swim.
Yes but cows and pigs have a lot of fat which helps keep them floating. A great ape has very little fan and much muscle which sinks. Something to think about.
So Nicole Richie can't swim?
heh...well she doesn't have any muscle to sink he down either.
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Old 06-28-2006, 07:21 PM   #12
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Even a cow can swim.
Yes but cows and pigs have a lot of fat which helps keep them floating. A great ape has very little fan and much muscle which sinks. Something to think about.
So Nicole Richie can't swim?
heh...well she doesn't have any muscle to sink he down either.
she looks like a bird too so maybe her bones are hollow like a birds too.

do you think her mother threw up in her mouth when she was a baby to feed her? that may explain the thinness......she remembers her mother vometing and she wants to be like her so after each meal she does it too....
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Old 06-28-2006, 07:42 PM   #14
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Old 06-28-2006, 07:51 PM   #15
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Mokeys In The Water

Found this pic of some monkeys enjoying a spa in Japan. I remember seeing a program about some monkeys in Japan that actually lived on the coast but couldn't find any information about them.
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