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June 23, 2010 by Elizabeth
leslie sodaro says
June 23, 2010 at 6:18 pm
this one is lovely and informative
Linda (Portland, OR) says
June 23, 2010 at 6:35 pm
Thank you for catching all of this Jackie. The pic-by-pic commentary really helps us “see” and “understand” what we’re watching. Great video!!
Candy (Tyler, Texas) says
June 23, 2010 at 8:22 pm
You’re right, Leslie, this was a very informative video. When Foxie would turn from side-to-side to keep the coconut away from Jamie, who walked from side-to-side, was a hoot (please excuse the pun).
The way chimpanzees ask for food, from other chimpanzees, is so interesting. I read the Chimp Eden daily blog and they always mention how the youngsters and adult chimps will throw a hissy fit to get the food they want. I’ve seen pictures and videos where a chimp gets so close to the mouth, eating the food they want, and still doesn’t get the food.
I would like to know if there is any documented evidence of more sharing in a sanctuary setting compared to sharing in a lab environment. Now that more chimps are being released to sanctuaries are there more studies being done now that show changes in chimps from a lab to a sanctuary?
1) The face that Negra made letting Missy know she’d like corn on the cob, was that considered a “pout” face? It was interesting how Negra quickly went into a fear grin while Missy was giving her the corn.
Julie Harding says
June 23, 2010 at 11:19 pm
I loved the subtle eye/body exchange between Jody and Foxie with the coconuts…..and it almost seemed like a keep-away game between Foxie and Jamie. Fun to watch all the same!
June 23, 2010 at 11:22 pm
I love this one! Would love to hear an answer to Cany’s question about the fear grin – I noticed that too, and wondered about it, since Missy didn’t seem too put off by sharing…I think we can all agree that, at least in this montage, Foxie seems the one least likely to want to share. I want to know whether Jamie ended up with Foxie’s coconut after that last clip? how did that turn out? I love to see these chimps just sorting it out on their own…doing their thing, as it were! Thanks very much for this montage! -K
June 25, 2010 at 11:13 am
Candy – there are no studies of sharing in laboratories that I know of. It’s difficult to make comparisons between what the chimps did in the lab and what they do in sanctuaries because the labs don’t typically record or study behaviors that we could compare.
Yes, I would consider Negra’s face a “pout face” when she’s “asked” Missy for the corn. The “fear face” is also used in other contexts (or, perhaps it’s subtly a different face). Negra sometimes makes that face when she is really anxious/excited about a particular food, so I wouldn’t say she was expressing fear in this instance.
Kaite – I was filming the Foxie and Jamie scenario, and I don’t honestly know if I saw how it turned out. I think I went outside to film Missy throwing another coconut around.
My personal opinion is that Foxie does tend to share, so don’t judge her just by that last clip 🙂
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