November 19th, 2010 by Jackie

Human culture has a lot of hang-ups. While they have their place, we have all of these “rules”, like keep your elbows off the dinner table, and always close your mouth while chewing. Don’t get me wrong here- chimp culture has rules too, but to me, there is something so satisfying about watching the chimps so openly smack their lips while they chew their food. Especially Foxie, who is by far the coolest chewer I know.

4 Responses to “Chewing”

  1. marie cross (uk) says:

    wonderful ! they must still get so much pleasure out of tasting their food after such a bland diet for so many years , the smells tastes colours and textures must be a joy for them x

  2. theresa says:

    Looks like perfect chimp manners to me! Watching them enjoy their food is a pleasure and the smacking makes me smile!

  3. Marilyn says:

    I’ve always had this double-standard; I’m not keen on lip-smacking human dinner companions, but love the sound when it comes from a chimpanzee!

  4. marie cross (uk) says:

    im with you on that one Marilyn noisy human eaters set my nerves on edge ! lol