CrowdScience: Do Animals Commit Murder?
Michelle from New York City wants to know if animals commit premeditated murder for reasons other than survival. The question sends CrowdScience trekking through the deep forest of Budongo in Uganda in search of our closest primate relative – the chimpanzee to answer the quiestion, Do Animals Commit Murder?
Chimpanzees are known to kill not only members from rivalling tribes, but also their own kin. CrowdScience asks what this morbid behaviour says about how lethal aggression evolved and whether murderous thoughts are innate to humans as well as chimpanzees.
Together with primatologists and neuroscientists we seek to answer these hard questions about our violent past and present.