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September 3, 2010 by Jackie
Linda (Portland, OR) says
September 3, 2010 at 5:35 pm
I will never stop being amazed at how they “figure things out”. Loved the straw sucking noise. Hear that at home all the time, any time someone is finishing a chocolate malt!
Very interesting video Jackie and kudos to the architect and engineers of the termite board!! 🙂
September 3, 2010 at 6:26 pm
I would be so frustrated I would have to walk away and leave it along, but not these guys, just work hard and you will get your reward.
September 3, 2010 at 7:44 pm
did you show them how to use it first or just let them have at it ?
marie cross (uk) says
September 4, 2010 at 1:21 am
lovely footage , loved how they were watching each other and learning great enrichment or everyone xx
September 4, 2010 at 6:14 am
What a great enrichment! Great job, J.B. I love the sucking noise. She is getting every last drop…LOL! Did anyone show them what to do or did they just pick up straws and sticks and go for it? I bet it kept them interested for quite a while.
Margaret and Karen says
September 4, 2010 at 12:26 pm
I notice Annie sitting beside Jamie watching at one point. Did she ever get a turn?
leslie sodaro says
September 4, 2010 at 5:22 pm
so what method turned out to be most successful? traditional or straw-sucking?
September 4, 2010 at 5:31 pm
We didn’t show them how to use it, but I did leave a twig sticking out of one of the tubes and into the enclosure. When Jamie pulled it out, she realized there was food in the tubes.
Annie did get a turn – after the others were done, of course.
Straw sucking worked well for the pureed banana, but dipping was the only way to get the peanut and almond butters.
We set the board up again yesterday (the video was from the previous day), and Jamie spent about two hours on it after all of the other chimps had gone to bed!
Jeani Goodrich says
September 6, 2010 at 2:36 pm
What fun! I imagine they will have a lot of fun with this in the days, weeks, months? to come! Now we just need to keep filling and washing it. 🙂
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