The Great Santino
This week there was a widely reported story about the chimp, Santino, who has demonstrated the ability to plan ahead. What’s the big deal you say? Well, in our human-centric view of the world, an animal who is showing signs of any kind of conceptual thinking is apparently a revelation. I was amused by the story but not really surprised.
Santino sets about every morning before zoo opening time, picking up stones and bits of concrete and fashioning them into disks to hurl at the people who come to gawk at him.
Read the story here: Missile Throwing Chimp
Having worked in a mall at one point in my life, I think I understand how he feels.