Planning birthday parties for the chimpanzees can sometimes be a challenge. We try to keep things creative, and come up with ideas that are uniquely suited to the honoree’s interests. For some of the chimps, this can be tricky. How do you plan something new and exciting for Jamie, the girl who’s seen and done it all? Burrito, on the other hand, is extraordinarily easy to please. The one thing he loves above all else is food.
For Burrito’s birthday last year, we did away with our three-meal-a-day routine in favor of very frequent snacks. He was so delighted that we decided to do it again this year. Here is today’s meal schedule (we may have gone a little overboard, but what’s a party without a little indulgence?):
8:30 a.m.: apples, oranges, fruit smoothie
10:00 a.m.: sweet potatoes, grapes, cabbage
12:00 p.m.: leeks
1:00 p.m.: bananas
2:00 p.m.: peanut butter sandwiches, tangerines
3:30 p.m.: pears, avocados, pineapple
In addition to all of the delicious food, the chimps really enjoyed checking out their presents from friends Robbi and Dick. It really has been a day of riches.
marie cross (uk) says
what a wonderful way to celebrate Mr ,b,s birthday 🙂
marie cross (uk) says
thank you robbi and dick for the lovely presents looks like they were enjoyed by everyone xxx
Linda (Portland, OR) says
Another wet and dreary day and then like magic……………………..a wonderful b-day party for everyone’s fave male chimp, the chimp who makes all the girl’s swoon………..that handsome lad……….BURRITO!!
What a wonderful, colorful (loved all the different bags!) and tasty way to pay homage to the b-day boy!!
Loved the chunk of sweet potato at the end. Anything that has a close-up of that adorable freckled chin is going to make me happy. Man, I love that guy!! 🙂
Happy Birthday handsome boy! I know you enjoyed your day of frequent foods. I can just hear your squeaks and grunts. Thanks to everyone for making his day special!
Happy Birthday, sweet Mr. B! Thank you, caregivers, for making his day so…Burrito-ish. 🙂 He’ll have sweet dreams and an equally happy tummy tonight!
Happy, Happy Birthday you adorable boy Burrito! Wishing you a year full of reasons for food squeaking!! Thank you to everyone for honoring his special day and providing so many treats for all the chimps to celebrate! He must have had the best day! Which makes mine the best as well. 🙂
Amy G. says
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR SWEET BOY BURRITO!!! LOL I had to laugh out loud when I read all the posts from us. We are all completely, totally, crazily in love with this handsome, sweet, funny chimpanzee. Thank you Robbi & Dick for taking care of him today & to all the staff for all you do for our seven everyday!
Grace E. says
B must have been so thrilled with the nonstop food supply!
Happy birthday sweet boy. Glad you had a good time and lots of good food! Tell you caregivers they did a great job. xxx
Kathy Haydel says
Thanks for sharing the video with us. They all seemed to be happy with all of the food and gifts. I hope Burrito has a good day and not looking to be feed every few hours. Thanks for taking such good care of them. Robi and Dick thank you for sending the chimps the gifts. All 7 of these chimps are so loved. Thank God they are so happy and healthy.
Happy Birthday Burrito Chimpanzee!!!! Looks like the party was a huge hit with him and his friends. You guys take such great care of them all. A big THANK YOU!!!
Happy Bday Burrito! I love the menu for your all day food-fest. In fact, I just may copy that for myself on Saturday!!
Jeani Goodrich says
Burrito, what a wonderful birthday you handsome boy!!! Yes, you are well loved and deserve to be. Thank you to all who had a part in making Burrito one happy boy!