When You’re Out Camping…

…there just isn’t anything better than toasting some marshmallows, is there?

The elegance of Kanzi the Bonobo as seen on BBC One Monkey One Planet, by way of Laughing Squid.



  1. If you like that you’ll like this from the same series http://youtu.be/Kb0XR3_obJ4

  2. meowmiao says:

    I refuse to believe that this isn’t Andy Serkis in a mocap suit! Amazing.

  3. Sharon Wilson says:

    Hey, he got matches; that’s cheating! At least he’s responsible with fire…

  4. Madame X says:

    I need Kanzi for my family’s summer BBQs – he does a lot better with the fire than either my Dad, my brother, or any of us for that matter…

  5. Why do fools insist on calling the noble great apes “monkeys”? Monkeys have tails, apes do NOT!

  6. Well that was unnerving.

  7. Well, CAT, “monkey” just sounds cuter. 😛

  8. Vicki L in MN says:

    I can totally relate to that “I know these are lava-hot, but I must have one NOW” feeling!

  9. Laura DragonWench says:

    @Cat: They’re called monkeys by people who are afraid of the close association between those great apes and us, the “other” apes who are supposedly better, more evolved, and more intelligent. As we’ve just seen, that couldn’t be further from the truth. That said, I have to agree with Vanessa Bennett–that was a rather unnerving video. O_o

  10. Caroline says:

    Looks like balloo finally got the secret of mans big fire