Two fun things to report today:
1. Jamie is still amazing us all! Here’s a video of her sorting through a purse full of enrichment, and making good use of each item she finds.
2. This one is so exciting for me: After breakfast we hand out enrichment to the chimps so that they have something to do while we finish up cleaning. I walked into the front room area the other morning carrying a bright pink scarf. I was going to give it to Missy because she loves to play tug-o-war with scarves. Foxie clapped and banged at me as I walked by her. This isn’t too unusual for Foxie. She’s often seeking a little knuckle rub or wrist tickle. But I looked down and she was emphatically gesturing toward the scarf. I held it up and said “You want this?” with what I’m sure was a very confused look on my face, since she never wants anything soft. She gestured again so I held it up to the cage so she could pull it through. That was exciting enough, but when we saw her place the scarf carefully around her (as though she was starting a nest), I was thrilled! It’s so great that she’s getting closer and closer to that cozy nest we all know she deserves!