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Rio Grande Zoo

Video Excerpt from Rio Grande Zoo
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 16, 1992

Gestures are used by Marcus and Samba to silently promote meeting for sex play in the moat, and to adjust body position during play and copulation in the moat.

  • Samba, 27 year old female

  • Marcus, 7 year old male

  • Moko, 27 year old male

  • Timmy, 6 year old male

See full text transcription of gestural interaction at Rio Grande Zoo. The video clip is a somewhat shortened, edited version.

 

- Dr. Joanne Tanner

- Charles Ernest

 
 

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SF Zoo Gorillas

 
 

Gorilla Gestures Intro

 
 

- Why Create Gestures

- Tactile

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- Audible

- Iconic

- Imitation

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- Gesture Table

- Triadic Play Intro

- Triadic Play Research

 
     
       

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