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Metacognition Study I don’t know that I’m not smart enough to understand all the implications of these rigorous experimental studies of ape cognition. Metacognition research is supposed to elucidate how higher vertebrates understand, control, and manipulate their own cognitive processes. At the same time it begs the question if the readership demographic most suited to […]Read More High Functioning Simians: Calculus Anyone?
Shortly after beginning my zoo career as children’s zoo attendant, my first paid position with a living institution, I found another opportunity that would allow me to serve again in a most subordinate capacity to almost everyone at the facility. I had been advised to gain experience at as many facilities as possible. So I […]Read More Pick the Right Whale
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/23/science/23paint.html?emc=eta1 A colleague shared this New York Times feature article with me this morning. In perusing the article, as I rarely read anything over 500 words anymore, I couldn’t help but think of how the great many naturalists who taught us so much about natural history actually rendered all of the illustrations for their own […]Read More Intricate Portraits of Our Wild Past
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/Amazonia/default.cfm………(link to Andean bear cub cam) Web cams are not new to zoos. They have broad appeal among the generation of people born after Al Gore invented the internet. Hopefully you agree that it is pretty amazing to see live feeds of spheniscid penguins and sun bears on display (separately, of course). It’s even cool […]Read More “Captivity on Camera”