Today, the average erect gorilla penis is 3cm (1.25 inches) long, the average chimp or bonobo penis comes in at around 8cm and the average human penis stands at around 13cm. Although scientists are not sure whether it was killed by the primates, the myth about the lion killers (“lion killers”) was upheld. However, chimpanzee skulls are 190 to 210 millimetres long, but Bili Ape skulls measured more than 220 millimetres, well beyond the end of the normal chimpanzee range. This feature distinguishes them from gorillas, where graying occurs only in the oldest males and only covers the loins and buttocks. The females definitely have a chimp's sex swellings, they pant-hoot and tree-drum, and so on". Consequently, I subsequently decided it would be best to republish the original edition (from 1995), but this time in full colour with lots of new illustrations, so that at least it would be back in print, so this is what will be happening later this year. Butts holding up a supposed giant grasshopper that he had allegedly shot dead in his apple orchard duri... For any self-respecting cryptozoologist, rogue taxidermy is very much like cream cakes – naughty, but nice! Apes (Hominoidea) are a branch of Old World monkeys. In the darkest jungles of the Congo is said to lurk a recently discovered great ape: large, upright, aggressive, and distinct from both chimpanzees and gorillas. What made their various finds so especially interesting was the ambivalent identity that they collectively yielded for the Bili ape - because, uniquely, it deftly yet bemusingly combines characteristics of gorillas with those of chimpanzees, creating a shadowy anthropoid that is at once both yet neither. This show is made possible by financial support from listeners like you. MERMAID BODY FOUND? Leopards have been killed by gangs of baboons. 9 Oct. 2004, Issue 2468: 33-35. Probably a similar role as the Hyenas. THE BILI (BONDO) APES – UNMASKING THE CONGO'S GIAN... EXPOSING A TRULY BATTY EXAMPLE OF A FAKE THUNDERBIRD PHOTOGRAPH, Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals on Stamps, Dragons in Zoology Cryptozoology and Culture, Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals 2018, Michel Raynal's Virtual Institute of Cryptozoology. The Gbahali is a reptilian creature of Liberia, resembling a crocodile. Half the size of a gorilla. I'm still reading and still love the book, by the way! Thereafter, the Bili ape sank back into obscurity - until 1996, when Kenyan-based conservationist and wildlife photographer Karl Ammann, intrigued by its strange history and apparent disappearance, set out on the first of several Congolese quests to rediscover this mysterious primate. I can't wait. The Bili ape has been reported to be bipedal (meaning they walk upright) and stand 5 to 5.5 feet (1.5 meters) tall, with the looks of a giant chimpanzee; making them look more like the extinct australopithecine, Sahelanthropus or Toumaï. Copyright Not quite sure it's actually real footage though, basically how i see the great ape line Humans have Sacrificed power and bulk for speed and endurance as to behonest they are the fastest out of the great apes as humans where built to be marathon runners while the other great apes have either a mix of speed and power like the big Gorillias while slower than humans they are the strongest out of the great apes while i would put banobos and chimps are a healthy mix between human speed and gorillias power orangutans i would say not as strong as the gorillia but most likely faster. If these apes coexist with chimpanzees, it seems unlikely they're chimps themselves.I accept there've been DNA tests confirming their identity as chimps but it still seems weird.The locals appear to differentiate a kind of ape that's not a gorilla, from a chimp-lion killers vs tree beaters.The lion-killers are different behaviourally and morphologically from chimpanzees, forming separate populations even though their range overlaps, yet the DNA shows them to be chimps?I'm still confused, though intrigued. Then there are the "lion killers", which seldom climb trees, are bigger and darker, and are unaffected by the poison arrows. [10][11], Hicks has emphasized that there is little evidence suggesting that they are any more aggressive than other chimpanzees (predatory behavior being the norm for the species). Basically, a bit of a response to the outlandishly disproportionate ape sizes in many movies (not mentioning any names) showing gargantuan-sized CGI/prop gorillas, or the lesser evil, implying some very small chimpanzee proportions with trained juvenile chimpanzees (being easier to work with and less … see also: National Geographic – Elusive African Apes: Giant Chimps or New Species? Consequently, they may well be very different morphologically and physiologically from their palaeontological predecessors, which in turn means that direct comparisons between modern sightings and fossil evidence has only limited value. “I call it the magic forest. And what if the bili ape is shown to be closer to us genetically? The Bili Forest lies in the Congo's far north, about 200 kilometers east of the Ebola River, where deep tropical rainforests are broken by patches of savanna. ©2020 Skeptoid Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. In terms of habitat, the Bili apes behave more like gorillas, because they build their nests on the ground (yet they choose trees for their homes) – about one-fifth of all nests are located on the ground. He knew about the Congo killer apes. Also, very large ground nests constructed by Bili apes have been found that compare with those created by gorillas; normal chimps build smaller, tree-borne nests. [2] While preliminary genetic testing with non-nuclear DNA indicates a close relationship with the eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) subspecies of the common chimpanzee,[3][4][5][6][failed verification] a range of behaviors that are more closely related to those of gorillas have greatly intrigued primatologists from around the globe. The Bili ape eats leopards, and prior to 2004 was considered a myth told by imaginative locals. New Scientist. Nothing like a good lurid headline on which to end the day, and to give us with an apt example, the Guardian has conjured up this gem to furnish their report on the mysterious Bili apes. Will it ever be published? to characterize eating meat or hunting without tools as a rare incident is tantamount to re-introducing the anthropological mythologies that Goodall shattered decades ago. Michael Crichton was not stupid. Often ground nests will be found beneath or in proximity to tree nests. There are the "tree beaters", which disperse high into the trees to stay safe, and easily succumb to the poison arrows used by local hunters. Looks like poachers are getting their just reward. Web. from the age when the most recent known fossils were produced to right up to the present day. After a five-year-long civil war ended in 2003, it was easier for scientists to conduct field research in the Congo. @Capt Steve - Glad you enjoyed it. And rediscover it he did, bringing back such compelling evidence for its presence that several other notable investigators launched their own searches, and returned with equally fascinating clues concerning the Bili ape's nature. It was indeed terrifying. Sign up! To view a complete, regularly-updated listing of my ShukerNature blog's articles (each one instantly clickable), please click, To view a complete, regularly-updated listing of my published books (each one instantly clickable), please click, To view a complete, regularly-updated listing of my Eclectarium blog's articles (each one instantly clickable), please click, To view a complete, regularly-updated listing of my Starsteeds blog's poetry and other lyrical writings (each one instantly clickable), please click, To view a complete, regularly-updated listing of my Shuker In MovieLand blog's articles (each one instantly clickable), please click.