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VIDEO. Chimpanzee by Instagram scrolls endears, but there is a dark side to this
Animals The spread last week like wildfire on social media: a video of a chimpanzee that Instagram used on a smartphone. The way of the animal through the feed, photos and videos open and carefully look at it, it was with many people admiration and affection received. But according to experts in nature conservation, there is a dark side to this.

The images appear to be from Mike ‘therealtarzann’ Holston. That is a man from Miami, Florida who, according to Instagramaccount – deals with teaching people about animals and dedicated to protecting the nature. In his photographs and films he is seen with chimpanzees and crocodiles, but also with stingrays, iguanas and snakes.

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It is his Instagramfeed where the chimpanzee of the viral video through scrolls. And judging by the images he is viewing, the film is not much older than a week. the

The images on the account of Holston – who is The King of the Jungle and The Real Tarzan calls and Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin as the example shows – in five days time, already has more than 1.5 million views. “Every night when I go to sleep, I think about how I see the world can help change and how people can be inspired to our wildlife and ecosystems would prefer to see. I would catch a bullet for any animal at any time, as much I give to them. The love goes deep and is really. Let us together save our planet,” he wrote there. the

The result were thousands of adoring comments. “This is really unbelievable,” was the under more. “That chimp is better in Instagrammen than I am.” and “Great to see how they look like people.” (read on below)

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Experts in nature conservation, however, show a very different sound. The well-known anthropologist and biologist Jane Goodall showed via the website of her institute already know disappointed about the movie, that the young chimpanzee “completely inappropriate'”. “Chimpanzees are very social and intelligent animals and they have complex emotions like humans. It is important that we have them in the right way and show that they get the best care possible in captivity.”


“Chimps can't tam be made and interactions as shown in the video are very dangerous and bad for the well-being of the chimpanzee”, she continues. “I want owners ensure that the animals are not this way and work together with people who wish to put an end to the cruel treatment of chimpanzees for entertainment.” (read on below)

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