Washoe was a chimp who was taught sign language.
One of Washoe’s caretakers was pregnant and missed work for many weeks after she miscarried. Roger Fouts recounts the following situation:
"People who should be there for her and aren’t are often given the cold shoulder—her way of informing them that she’s miffed at them. Washoe greeted Kat [the caretaker] in just this way when she finally returned to work with the chimps. Kat made her apologies to Washoe, then decided to tell her the truth, signing "MY BABY DIED." Washoe stared at her, then looked down. She finally peered into Kat’s eyes again and carefully signed "CRY", touching her cheek and drawing her finger down the path a tear would make on a human (Chimpanzees don’t shed tears). Kat later remarked that one sign told her more about Washoe and her mental capabilities than all her longer, grammatically perfect sentences." 
more about Washoe:
after the death of her children, researchers were determined to have Washoe raise a baby and brought in a ten month chimpanzee named Loulis. one of the caretakers went to Washoe’s enclosure and signed “i have a baby for you.” Washoe became incredibly excited, yelling and swaying from side to side, signing “baby” over and over again. then she signed “my baby.”
the caretaker came back with Loulis, and Washoe’s excitement disappeared entirely. she refused to pick Loulis up, instead signing “baby” apathetically; it was clear that the baby she thought she was getting was going to be Sequoyah. eventually Washoe did approach Loulis, and by the next day the two had bonded and from then on she was utterly devoted to him.
*information shamelessly paraphrased from When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Masson.
Even more interestingly, after Washoe and Loulis bonded, she started teaching him American Sign Language the same way that human parents teach their children language. It only took Loulis eight days to learn his first sign from Washoe, and aside from the seven that his human handlers learned around him, he learned to speak in ASL just as fluently as Washoe and was able to communicate with humans in the same way she could.
now if y’all don’t think this is the tightest shit you can get outta my face
LOOK. UP. CHANTEK. PLZ AND THX.
#actual puppy liam dunbar #dON’T HURT HIM #OVERPROTECTIVE MOM MODE ON
MTV commissioned artist Swann Smith to illustrate a limited edition bestiary that serves as a full guide to the creatures of Beacon Hills. The bestiary will be distributed for free throughout the weekend and Swann will be on hand signing copies at the Comic-Con booth (x)
It’ll be all wrong but look nice.
…or glowing eyes, or supersenses: I just have voices in my head
EXPLAIN. EXPLAIN RIGHT NOW.
seeing your NOTP (that you hate) on your dash, but understanding that it’s their opinion and ur not a hater
Or, in other words, how Sterek and Stydia shippers became allies and friends. (x)
"do you prefer Stiles with Lydia or Malia?" (x)
Sterek and Stydia fandoms after the promo for next week’s episode:
The one where I am Meredith and Meredith is Me :D
I’m pretty sure everyone just loves Parrish. Like, what a well introduced character. New deputy, sweet, kind, competent, gradually we get to see more of him. He’s not just thrown in our faces and expected to gain our trust. It’s been a slow process. I like it. I like him. I hope Jeff doesn’t fuck it up.
#teen wolf #derek hale #I CAN TOTALLY PICTURE THIS #omg I can picture this ahaha #that smug grin would come back #BUT THINK OF HOW FAR HE COULD TOSS THEM #kira would be like omg throw me next THROW ME NEXT #derek and scott team up to throw stiles in #but stiles throws himself in before they can catch him #lydia says she will murder anyone who ruins her hair #malia and kira #play chicken #with scott and stiles #I just need this so much?? (via daunt)
and then around 4 everyone is sunburned and the water in their bottles is all lukewarm and they’re body-tired from swimming and they’re ready to walk back but they can’t find Derek or Stiles Then someone spies them at the end of the dock Stiles with his back to them and Derek holding the dock edge they look like they’re hugging but there’s this movement and Stiles starts making these low agonized sounds and Derek’s arm is straining as he holds on for traction and everybody is like aughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh and goes back up to the house to get away from those assholes I just want Derek to be a smug jackass all day adonis beautiful and hairy-chested in his swim trunks wrestling everyone into the water and then getting inside Stiles where it’s all warm and tight fucking him into the edge of the dock in the mountain cold water just taking out the last of that feral energy deep in the teens ripe body (via halfhardtorock)
BLACK = I would date you.
GREEN = I think you’re cute.
BLUE = You are my tumblr crush.
GREY = I wish you would notice me.
PURPLE = I don’t talk to you but I really love your blog.
TEAL = We have a lot in common.
YELLOW = I don’t know you at all.
ORANGE = I don’t like your blog.
BROWN = I don’t like you.
PINK = I think you are unattractive.
RED = I hate you with a burning passion.
WHITE = You scare me.
RAINBOW = BED PLZ.