Chimpanzee cops were the first police officers
They may not carry handcuffs, but chimps engage in impartial 'policing' of conflict
Indo-Asian News Service
LONDON — Some of the high ranking chimps practically uphold the 'law of the jungle' and maintain peace among warring groups and individuals of their kind, says a new study.
They may not wear helmets and carry handcuffs, but chimps engage in impartial 'policing' of conflict, according to anthropologists led by Carel van Schaik, professor at the University of Zurich and Claudia Rudolf von Rohr.
Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Full story: Chimpanzee cops were the first police officers
Recommended for you
Join the discussion
PoliceOne top 5
- DC cops' body cams won't be on while they monitor inauguration demonstrators
- Slain Fla. officer's cuffs used to arrest suspect
- Pa. cop sues Wal-Mart over termination for carrying gun on duty
- Details emerge in shooting of Ariz. trooper by driver he sought to help
- Video: Alleged Fla. cop killer refuses lawyer, shouts profanities in court