As mentioned last week, chimpanzees produce several different noises while they’re grooming. Lip smacking, blowing raspberries, and teeth clacking, are among some of the sounds produced. The meeting between Cy and Willy B was perfect example of teeth clacking.
For this week, I decide to let you hear some of the other noises in the form of a Guess Who game!
Below are two other residents here producing some grooming noise. Can you guess who they are?
I will give you some time to take a guess. In the meantime, some other little updates from today!
It was a fairly quiet day today, overall. We did continue with the introduction process between Willy B’s Group and Cy’s Group.
The first meeting today was between Willy B and Terry! Just like last time, when Willy B and Terry realized it was their time to hang out with each other today, they were excited to say the least. There was no initial display that we might expect between two adult males. It was instant grooming, playing, and laughter between the two.
Next was Terry and Honey B! As you may have read about their last meeting, things didn’t go as planned. We are taking it very slow in allowing these two to get to know each other. Today, they just met each other through the caging and did not share the same space. Though Honey B was a little apprehensive of first, her confidence grew. When it did, she almost beckoned Terry to meet her at the caging. He obliged, which resulted in a long grooming session, and a longer play session between the two. We will continue to provide them opportunities to interact with each other through the caging before they both are comfortable enough to play with each other in the same space.
Have you locked in your guesses yet!?
If not, I will give you a little more time. Here are some photos I was able to capture today (and one from last week). Is there a clue with in the photos of who they are? Maybe? Maybe not?
Ok! Without any further delay… *drum roll*
The first video is Terry!
And last but certainly not least, the second video is Honey B!
How many grooming noises did you hear in those videos and what kinds?
Thank you for playing along everybody!