Emotional Reunion with Chimpanzees

After 18 years, chimpanzees Doll and Swing still recognize their old friend, Linda Koebner. From the award-winning film WISDOM OF THE WILD, this excerpt captures the emotional reunion between two former laboratory chimpanzees and the woman who helped them transition to a life without bars. Produced, written, directed and narrated by Allison Argo for PBS' Nature Series.

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+2 1. kirkelicious commented 3 years ago

Wait, showing the butt is a sign of affection?
Talk about language barriers...
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0 3. Natan_el_Tigre commented 3 years ago

#2 I was thinking the same thing, but also remembered the details about poor Travis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travis_(chimpanzee)
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+10 4. Judge-Jake commented 3 years ago

I cried my eyes out watching this, wonderful reunion, wonderful animals we need to think more about them, certain countries more than others :| <3
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+3 5. thundersnow commented 3 years ago

Beautiful video! Thanks, cameramaster! :)
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0 6. braveheart2052 commented 3 years ago

so sad what they do to these animals ! :(|) :(|) ::(|) ::(|) ::(|) :( :( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
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0 7. peacinu commented 3 years ago

#1 It is a sign of affection, except he was showing his back, but all that you saw was the butt and misinterpret because you have no basic knowledge about animal behavior.
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+2 8. hitmequick commented 3 years ago

#7. "It is a sign of affection, except he was showing his back, but all that you saw was the butt and misinterpret because you have no basic knowledge about animal behavior."

That's interesting. Is that something you just imagined or do you have a reliable and authoritative source for that piece of information?
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0 9. sux2bu commented 3 years ago

#7 Doll showing her butt was communicating "hey look , it's me , don't you recognize my butt?"

http://www.livescience.com/34238-chimps-face-behind-sex-recognition.html