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BBC hand over their cameras to chimps in Cameroon

  • The BBC handed over their cameras to a playful group of chimps in Cameroon 
  • The resulting footage resembled a group of tourists visiting a beauty spot
  •  Upcoming series Animals With Cameras, which starts next Thursday on BBC1
  • It will offer a unique glimpse into the lives of wild animals when they think no-one is watching 

We are pretty much identical when it comes to our DNA.

And it seems our similarity to chimpanzees extends to a shared love of selfies.

For when the BBC handed over their cameras to a playful group of chimps in Cameroon as part of a groundbreaking natural history series, the resulting footage resembled a group of tourists at a beauty spot.

 

The BBC handed over their cameras to a playful group of chimps in Cameroon as part of a groundbreaking natural history series

Amusing clips show the primates pouting straight down the lens and – apparently – trying desperately to fit their heads and the stunning rainforest backdrop into the same shot.

The upcoming series Animals With Cameras, which starts next Thursday on BBC1, will offer a unique glimpse into the lives of wild animals when they think no-one is watching.

The resulting footage, for series Animals with Cameras, resembled a group of tourists at a beauty spot

The resulting footage, for series Animals with Cameras, resembled a group of tourists at a beauty spot

Amusing clips featured on the series, which starts next Thursday on BBC1, show the primates pouting straight down the lens

Amusing clips featured on the series, which starts next Thursday on BBC1, show the primates pouting straight down the lens

In a remarkable moment, which is thought to be a world first, one of the chimps wearing one of the custom-made camera harnesses filmed itself washing its muddy hands.

Another clip showed them weaving a treetop nest and brushing their teeth with twigs, demonstrating incredibly human-like behaviour.

The series will also see cheetahs wearing helmet cameras, and penguins going hunting off the coast of Patagonia with cameras taped to their backs.

They also appear to be trying desperately to fit their heads and the stunning rainforest backdrop into the same shot

They also appear to be trying desperately to fit their heads and the stunning rainforest backdrop into the same shot

In a remarkable moment, which is thought to be a world first, one of the chimps wearing one of the custom-made camera harnesses filmed itself washing its muddy hands

In a remarkable moment, which is thought to be a world first, one of the chimps wearing one of the custom-made camera harnesses filmed itself washing its muddy hands

 



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