Can great apes and monkeys swim?

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  1. TheNinja

    TheNinja Lifer

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    Someone was saying that other than humans, that the great apes can't swim b/c of muscle density.
     
  2. djheater

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    There are some swimming chimps IIRC discovered recently.
     
  3. Mucho

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    I've seen videos of monkeys swimming, don't know about apes.
     
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    you don't hear of them drowning so i'd say they can swim.
     
  5. Queasy

    Queasy Moderator<br>Console Gaming

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    What about Grape Apes?
     
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    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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    They don't swim because they are constantly eaten by sharks and alligators.
     
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    Even a cow can swim.
     
  9. TheNinja

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    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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    So Nicole Richie can't swim?
     
  11. TheNinja

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    heh...well she doesn't have any muscle to sink he down either.
     
  12. TheoPetro

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    she looks like a bird too so maybe her bones are hollow like a birds too. :confused:

    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.... :confused:
     
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    im a thread killer :(
     
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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.