Are apes getting smarter? Well, some of these videos the http://foxmovies.com” target=”_blank”>20th Century Fox research team put together certainly gets us wondering! In this latest video, from the Primate Research Institute at http://kyoto-u.ac.jp/en” target=”_blank”>Kyoto University, chimpanzees show off photographic memories so good they easily beat college students in memory games. In part 1 of “http://freshnessmag.com/2011/06/21/apes-are-getting-smarter-part-1/”>Are Apes Getting Smarter“, we saw amateur footage of a gorilla walking upright like a human, and of a chimp playing Far Cry 2, a first-person shooter. All three videos are from a collection of clips that served as research and inspiration for Rupert Wyatt the director of http://apeswillrise.com/”>The Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. Rupert and special effects house http://wetafx.co.nz/” target=”_blank”>WETA Digital used this research for a better understanding on the ways smarter apes acted, moved and behaved.
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