Image courtesy of Chi King
These monkeys are similar to humans in many ways, so people rarely consider them dangerous. But wait a minute – didn't we just establish that they are similar to us? Yes we did, and we all know wars are something that humans have brought upon themselves, which is not so different to the chimpanzees in the wild. They often attack each other in groups and can show aggressive behaviour towards people who are outsiders. So bear that in mind if you attempt to trespass on their territory.
So what can you do about it? Well, don't hide in your house being afraid of seeing the world, just take precautions and bring a safety kit when required, especially if you are researching in the rain forest. Frontier offer many unique projects around the world in a safe environment with field staff that provides you with all the advice you need. The killers are everywhere around us, but if we know how to handle them, they could turn out to become your new best friends!
By Caroline Edwards Caroline Edwards is an online Journalism Intern at Frontier, an international non-profit volunteering NGO. Frontier has over 300 dedicated conservation and community development projects as well as plenty of inspiring gap year ideas to help make your time out meaningful. For more information on all the opportunities available please visit www.frontier.ac.uk. Check out Frontier's blog ‘Into the Wild' where you can read more articles like this! Happy reading!