27 Dezember, 2011

Hinter Glas

San Diego Zoo, CA

Sitzt und studiert gelassen wer geht und kommt. Und intelligent sind sie auch, ‚relaxed problem solvers‘: „Scientists like to explain the orangutan’s unique approach to problem solving with this example: If a chimp is given an oddly shaped peg and several different holes to try to put it in, the chimp will immediately try shoving the peg in various holes until it finds the hole that the peg fits in. But an orangutan will approach the challenge quite differently. It will stare off into space, or even scratch itself with the peg. Then, after a while, it will offhandedly stick the peg into the correct hole while looking at something else that has caught its interest!“ (San Diego Zoo)