She looked perfectly into the camera
she looked perfectly into eternity u mean
he just became like 50% carrot
Hydra, my three-headed corn snake
WHAT A BABY WHAT A THREE BABIES
i love you hydra
My jealousy of you burns with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns
This is a really cute true anecdote on a book I was reading called: THE RAVENOUS BRAIN. This particular chapter dealt with animals and if they had a consciousness or not:
Olympia was a female chimp in Monkey World, in England (a primate rescue center). She was given a birth control implant like all chimps, but had managed to removed it. She soon became pregnant. She was a loving mother to her daughter, Hebe but soon her milk dried up. The Monkey World made a tough decision and decided to separate the baby so that a human could continue to feed her.
A couple months later, when Hebe was a bit grown, they decided to reintroduce the two back together. Olympia was more than excited to be one with her daughter again, but Hebe had forgotten all about her own mother.
The first time Olympia approached Hebe, she clung to her human caregiver Jeremy. She wasn’t sure who this adult chimp was and became distressed. Olympia decided to innovate. She walked away and made a nice, cozy inviting nest in the far corner of the room.
That didn’t work.
Olympia tried something else, she began to groom Jeremy, showing Hebe she was a friend of his. Hebe began to relax and allowed her mother to touch her arm but didn’t fully accept her.
Olympia tried one more strategy. She pretended to leave and walked out the room, This almost worked. Hebe left Jeremy and approached her mother, but soon her nerves returned and she rushed back to Jeremy.
It took a couple more days, until Hebe was finally comfortable with her own mother.
You may also like: Koko the Gorilla after loosing her pet kitten
Koko the gorilla, is a female gorilla who is able to understand more than 1000 signs on the the American Sign Language system and over 2000 words of spoken English.
Koko had a pet kitten, which she received on her birthday on July 1984. It was noted that Koko cared for that kitten as if it were a little baby gorilla. The kitten one day escaped from Koko’s cage and was hit by a car.
When she was told of what happened, this is how she responded.
It was also noted that afterwards she made weeping sounds like a human.
And for anyone whose interested in animal language, here’s an interesting article on researchers translating chimp language
This is exactly why we have this technology
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