Chimps have a massive brawl at the LA Zoo.
The chimpanzee colony at the zoo, now numbering 15, is one of the largest in the US.
It is common practice at the zoo that keepers do not intervene when chimpanzees fight. This procaution is put in place to protect staff as the chimps are much stronger than humans, despite their lower average weight.
A spokesman for the LA Zoo told that the behaviour of their chimpanzees are under constant monitoring.
“One of the rewarding aspects of managing a large troop of chimpanzees is the variety of behaviors and activities of the troop. Part of the natural behavior of chimpanzees is dominance, displacement and fighting,” he said.
“While this video certainly shows disagreements and fighting, if you were to videotape our chimpanzees throughout the day you would see that this is just a fraction of the many behaviors they exhibit at the L.A. Zoo. Finally, our Great Ape Team (Curators & Keepers) constantly monitor the behavior of our chimpanzees.”