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Furuvik is located in Sweden Gävleborg
Furuvik is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 60°39′N 17°20′E / 60.650°N 17.333°E / 60.650; 17.333Coordinates: 60°39′N 17°20′E / 60.650°N 17.333°E / 60.650; 17.333
Country Sweden
Province Gästrikland
County Gävleborg County
Municipality Gävle Municipality
 • Total 1.10 km2 (0.42 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 575
 • Density 524/km2 (1,360/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Furuvik is a locality situated in Gävle Municipality, Gävleborg County, Sweden with 575 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Furuvik Zoo[edit]

Furuvik Zoo (Furuviksparken) is an amusement park and zoo in Furuvik.[2] It attracted a degree of international attention when it was reported in March 2009 that a chimpanzee residing there had planned attacks on visitors. Santino planned attacks by taking stones from the protective moat and placing them only on the side facing the visitors on the island where he lives. Later, when the visitors arrived, he would throw the stones across the moat at them.

This shows that the cognitive ability for forward planning is not uniquely human.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.furuvik.se/
  3. ^ Sample, Ian (2009-03-09). "Chimp who threw stones at zoo visitors showed human trait, says scientist". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2010-05-03.