All three conducted oral self-exams. Maxine, a 35-year-old female, even used the tip of her trunk to get a better look inside her mouth. She also used her trunk to slowly pull her ear in front of the mirror so she could examine it — "self-directed" behaviors the zookeepers had never seen before.
Moreover, one elephant, Happy, 34, passed the most difficult measure of self-recognition: the mark test. The researchers painted a white X on her left cheek, visible only in the mirror. Later, after moving in and out of view of the mirror, Happy stood directly before the reflective surface and touched the tip of her trunk to the mark repeatedly — an act that, among other insights, requires an understanding that the mark is not on the mirror but on her body.
I was just thinking NYC’rs… Where’s the footage? Something from Tomkins would be nice, or perhaps just a shot of willis ollieing into the Brooklyn banks and riding through the meditation garden…
This goes for you too, Pete! (BTW — I’ll be in SF over Christmas.)
"…what happens when you are done with a moment of time; does it stay where it is, or can it follow you?"
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"Things are a lot more complicated when you live in the woods."
In the spirit of perfect technique, check out the first kid… Best nollie inward heelflips I’ve ever seen