ON THE EVIDENCE OF A PRE-GRAPHIC INTENTION

Chicca

Chimpanzees

Chicca

Chicca

Born on 15 March 1984 in Jerusalem

Since 2006 at the Walter Zoo Gossau
Mother of Tzippi and Mojo

Chicca was initially the alpha female and has left that position to her daughter Tzippi. She is still very important in the group and is one of the cleverest chimpanzees of the Walter Zoo. She is very attentive and has a quick perception. From the beginning, Chicca was always present during the sessions and often sat in the corridor above, where she could observe everything. After a few months of observing Blacky, she was the second one who regularly devoted herself to stroking with the paint. Chicca loved to eat the paint. She is difficult to assess because of her dexterity and unpredictability and therefore she is a challenge and a potential danger for the caregivers. As a result, Chicca did not always have the opportunity to get considered, even if she wanted to participate in the session.

From Chicca we have 43 sheets with color strokes.

Chicca made her first stroke on 17 March 2014.