This Chimp Really Had a Good Arm!
February 11, 2018 12:23pm CST
Santino, a chimpanzee, has been held captive in a zoo in Furuvik, Sweden, for a very long time. Santino was a very temperamental chimp when agitated. Santino collected rocks and small pieces of concrete in the wee hours of the morning, before the zoo patrons arrived, and he hid those rocks and pieces of concrete under piles of hay. Those piles of hay covering Santino's collection of rocks and concrete pieces were always placed quite close to the zoo's visitor center. Wink, wink, nod, nod, say no more! When zoo patrons made their way to Ape Island to gawk at the chimpanzees, Santino started hurling rocks at the humans who had come to stare. If I had people gawking at me, day in and day out, I would hurl rocks at them too!!! To stop Santino from his throwing-rocks-at-humans activity, Santino was castrated to decrease his hormone levels. Poor fellow. Apparently, Santino is less agitated these days.
A chimp at a Swedish zoo has made a scientific discovery after throwing rocks at his cage-mates.
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