Wild gorillas were recently spotted using weapons for the first time.
This new discovery may help explain how early man learned to use natural objects as hunting and fighting weapons long ago.
Gorillas in the Cross River section of Cameroon were spotted throwing dirt clumps, stones, and sticks at humans they perceived as invaders. This was the first time the gorilla has been seen using tools aggressively.
Researchers believe that this is how early human ancestors learned to use tools as weapons, possibly against predators. However, they believe that the gorillas could have learned this from humans as well. Humans have thrown stones at the gorillas before, which may be how the animals learned the behavior.
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