ON THE EVIDENCE OF A PRE-GRAPHIC INTENTION

#150109

Sessions

150109

Gossau, 9 January 2015

Mojo, Chicca, Digit, Pembeele, Petiri, Pili, Brigitte

Brigitte shows no interest

Pembeele
Pili eats the paint, then strokes the paint on the enclosure grid and licks it off again

Chicca dips the brush and leaves

Pili
Petiri
Pili stipples through the grid
We slide the board underneath the grid
Leaves back to the outside door
Strokes the paint on the floor and licks it off again

Madschabu
Balima
Madschabu takes the brush and leaves

Today, there were five strangers on a guided tour and two other employees of the zoo, whom the chimpanzees know, present. This greatly distracted the chimpanzees, although they were very calm and relaxed. Consequently, productivity was nearly as minimal as it had ever been before. Pili, Petiri and Pembeele were again very nervous, and distracted all the others and themselves. They started that behavior again last week. It reminds us strongly of the earliest sessions. The extent to which this is due to the winter climate and the consequence that they cannot go outside at the moment has to be taken into account. The fact that they do not use the setting as an opportunity to stroke with the paint on a paper but rather behave mischievously should also be considered.

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