Private Concert

One Sunday morning, I brought in my guitar and played a few songs for the chimpanzees. In general, they prefer the quiet—loud sounds typically are disturbing to them. So I kept it low key and strummed softly, and they seemed to enjoy their own private concert.


When Kaeley arrived, I asked her to take these pictures. She said to Tatu, “HEAR GIRL THERE?” and Tatu signed LISTEN.


About Debbie Metzler

Debbie began working with chimpanzees in 2005 while she earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Central Washington University. She continued on to earn a master's degree in primate behavior, and after graduation joined the adjunct faculty in the primate behavior department. Debbie is an experienced coordinator for education, outreach, and advocacy programs. Currently she is working toward putting an end to the exploitation of non-human apes everywhere.
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