Gossau, 19 March 2015
Balima, Fanny, Petiri
Tzippi takes the brush and eats the paint, then strokes hesitantly through the enclosure grid and leaves with the brush
Digit dips the brush and leaves
Pili dips the brush into the paint
Tzippi joins and takes the brush away from him
Petiri (right-handed) eats the paint
Elisha strokes a little while lying on her back
Petiri eats the paint
Malik shows no interest
Madschabu joins and beats him
Madschabu eats the paint, then strokes on the paper!
Mojo strokes on the color patches made by Angela
Strokes in a focused way!
Mojo also hold the brush in his mouth
Madschabu joins, takes the brush and leaves
He strokes on the floor, then investigates the color on the floor with his mouth
Mojo strokes on the enclosure grid, stipples on the floor and hands the brush back
Madschabu takes the brush and leaves
Cess does not even take the brush in his hand
Today the mood was relaxed and calm. The chimpanzees could go outside the whole week because of the warm weather. The ones who joined in today were as productive as they had been for a long time. Madschabu was the first to stroke on a sheet of paper, in the same manner he had a long time ago. In addition, Mojo stroked on several sheets and also stippled on the floor. This was very impressive. Mojo was alone with us for a long time and was thus undisturbed. We are curious to see if he will be back next week, and whether Madschabu will return again. In any case, it has now been shown that the interest still exists somehow, and that we should wait before starting to give them food rewards.