The chimpanzees have been so playful and carefree lately. This morning when JB and I arrived at the chimp house and opened the door to the chimp area, we both stopped short at what we heard. The chimps were chasing each other, tickling each other, and laughing. Loudly. Chimpanzee laughter is not typically loud, but this morning it seemed to fill the space and bounce off the walls.
Here’s a video of Annie and Missy entertaining themselves, as usual, while we cleaned the playroom after breakfast. Even Negra is feeling playful these days; I’ve included a brief clip of her playing a rhythm game with JB.