Surprisingly, there is one chimp that is taking "personal freedom" to a whole new level! I have a feeling that this chimp is a lot closer to some humans than we want to admit! He does what he wants, he's sneaky about it, and he is becoming a better shot! Gotta just love this chimp!
Santino The Chimp
Santino is a chimpanzee at Sweden’s Furuvik Zoo. Santino is a normal chimp—except that he’s a bit of a jerk. In 2010, Santino began throwing rocks at zoo patrons—which, to be fair, isn’t too far out of the ordinary.
What is strange, however, is that Santino started getting better at it. He began hiding rocks around his enclosure, under hay and behind boulders that were within striking distance of patrons. He would then wait for the zoo to get busy and begin hurling rocks at people. Scientists love to study Santino’s behavior because he exhibits foresight, an understanding of cause and effect, and the ability to plan; traits that are often thought of as exclusively human.
The rest of us are a little creeped out by this hyper-intelligent chimp. If he can organize a strategic rock attack against zoo patrons, how long before chimps launch a full scale rebellion against humankind and take over the world? Seems like a logical progression to me.
I'm thinking that maybe we should take a lesson from ol' Santino and follow his example! In order to keep the wardens of the zoo from taking your rocks, hide them! Not all in one place, but hide them all over.
Practice a lot so that you don't waste all your rocks due to bad shots. Make every rock count! The main thing to remember is...do whatever you want, as long as it pisses off the keepers of the zoo!
Coffee out on the patio this morning. It's a little cloudy, but it's not raining!