What It's Like To Meet A Chimp

What It’s Like To Meet A Chimp

One of the first things I noticed upon meeting the chimps for the first time was their intensely observant nature; especially that of CJ, Topo, and Patti. Their deep, dark eyes so clearly flit and fixate in a way that took me aback. It’s hard not to feel a special sort of connection while locking eyes with a chimp! Upon first meeting Topo I felt as though he really saw me – I imagined gears turning as he made an effort to understand and categorize me through his gaze and, within seconds, he shattered the human stereotype of animals as thoughtlessly primal creatures.


Hakon, Intern