Have you ever wondered how animals think? Colour in dog, chimpanzee and parrot masks while learning cool facts about these animals with psychologists Kirsty Graham, Alex Benjamin and Katie Slocombe.

What you will need:

  • A printer to print out the colouring sheets
  • Some crayons or pencils
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Tape to assemble the masks

Chimpanzee mask (PDF , 582kb)

Dog mask (PDF , 558kb)

Parrot mask (PDF , 569kb)

Health and Safety:

  • Young children should be supervised when using scissors
  • Please be aware that string and elastic can cause strangulation and supervise young children when wearing their masks
  • Non-toxic colouring pens should be used


About the researchers

Dr Kirsty Graham is a Research Associate with the University of York’s Department of Psychology. Her research focuses on communication in non-human primates.

Dr Alex Benjamin is an Associate Lecturer with the University of York’s Department of Psychology.  Her research focusses on communication with dogs, including dog-directed speech and how dogs respond to communicative signals such as body language.

Professor Katie Slocombe, from the University of York’s Department of Psychology, researches the evolution of language and behaviour and cognition in primates, parrots and corvids (the crow family).