Chimpanzee Swats Drone From Sky

The battle between ape and machine rages on

Animals are winning the war on drones. Rams have headbutted quadcopters, falcons have torn them from the skies, and even kangaroos have punched them out of the air. Now, with the aid of tools, a chimpanzee at a zoo in the Netherlands has rendered its sky free of drones.

The drones were flying over the zoo to film a segment for a TV show. Here’s hoping this makes the highlight reel. Watch the encounter below:
Kelsey D. Atherton

Kelsey D. Athertonis a defense technology journalist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work on drones, lethal AI, and nuclear weapons has appeared in Slate, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, and elsewhere.