Neue Forschungen in einem ugandischen Regenwald haben ergeben, dass jeder Schimpanse mit eigenen charakteristischen Trommelschlägen auf Baumwurzeln hämmert, um so Nachrichten in mehr als einem Kilometer Entfernung zu senden. Quasi die Kickdrum als Kommunikationsmittel.
The scientists say that the signature rhythms allow them to send information over long distances, revealing who is where, and what they are doing[…]
Lead researcher on this study, PhD student Vesta Eleuteri from the University of Vienna, described how some individuals have a more regular rhythm, like rock and blues drummers, while some have more variable rhythms, like jazz.
„I was surprised that I was able to recognise who was drumming after just a few weeks in the forest,“ she said. „But their drumming rhythms are so distinctive that it’s easy to pick up on them.“
Ms Eleuteri described one young male chimp, that researchers have named Tristan, as „the John Bonham (late Led Zeppelin drummer) of the forest“.
„He makes these very long drumming bouts with lots of beats and you can tell them from far away, so you can just tell it’s Tristan drumming.