Friday, April 04, 2008

Interaction

By looking at this photo, it's hard to tell , why this Gorilla is so stillfully facing this building. But, what he (or she) is so attentive to is a zookeeper who is making hand signals and awarding treats. There is only a gate between them. My guess is, the zookeeper is teaching sign language to the gorilla, and adding some stimulating activity to it's day.

4 comments:

magiceye said...

how nice

Jim said...

Looks like he has been bad and is being punished.

Annie said...

Ah, positive reinforcement. That's the way to get others to do what you want and they don't even know you're manipulating their behaviors. They think it's all their own ideas.

I used this method to get my husband to clean up after himself. Worked lots better than nagging, that's for sure.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

hey Wendy,
How are you doing there? Misssed you ut we are busy all right? Nice photo of this monkey , as always your blog is (still) great!

I posted a lot photo's from our trip to Luxemburg,
JoAnn from Holland