After we finshed reading the novel Half brother, writen by Kenneth Oppel, we watched the documentry called project nim. This documentry was made in the 70’s, and was finally released in 2011. This was a real project based on teaching a monkey sign language. This project ran for about or almost 12 years.
As a babby Nim was taken from his mother. His mother already knowing what was going to happen, curreled up in a conner to protect her babby but she was shot with a sleeping dart. The babby chimp was taken from his mothers arms by a woman, this woman had a family and Nim was soon a part of this family.
This woman was asked by a professor to taken in a baby chimp treat it like a human and teach it sign language he was raised to his early teen chimp years. He was taken for this family soon after and brought to a manchien he did not seem afected in any way. He was taught better in this place. But he began to bite people harder than before it was always a safety issue but nothing so severe. Two of the worst things that had happened were at the manchien, when one of his teacher was packing to leave he bashed her head repeatedly in to the cemente, and the other he almost bite through her cheek leaving an open bloody wound in her face for three monthes. He was a danger to his teachers lives, so he must be sent away.
Nim was a famous chimp and was the first chimp to learn language. But the experiment was abandone because they say that he was just copying the teacher because he was smarter than they thought. They found this project after the research was done to be a waste of time. When the project was abandone Nim was also abandone to the place of which he was born. He found two chimp freinds and was very well off at this fesility, that is until it sold all its chimps including Nim to a science lab called (LEMSIP) Laboratory for Experimental Medicine and Surgery in Primates that tested on primates. He was sent to this lab and was tested on for a short time before he was bought by black beauty ranch for animals that were abused. But there was no other chimps at this Nim was very alone.
LEBSIP went out of buisness the chimps were sent away or killed but Nim’s chimp freinds were sent to live with Nim in his home. Nim Died very old in his cage from a heart attack.