I’ve been referring to the weather we’re having in Cle Elum as bi-polar. One minute it’s sunny and the next minute there’s a blizzard. Yesterday we caught an unexpected break – the forecast called for snow flurries, but it was a pretty mild day. As you saw from the video yesterday, Missy took full advantage of the spring-like weather and was, well… spring-like.
In addition to all of that video, J.B. also managed to get some photos of Missy and Annie playing on the hill. I probably don’t need to say this, but it is still such an amazing thrill for us at the sanctuary to watch the chimps on the hill. Each time they go out, they seem even more relaxed. Playing is now a regular occurrence, but it’s still all so new and exciting. Watching Missy with a play face wrestle with Annie makes me indescribably happy.
Missy looks like she’s going to do a pro-wrestling move on Annie:
Annie returns with a play bite to Missy’s brow ridge:
Annie tries to give Missy the slip:
Missy grabs Annie’s fingertips:
Later, Missy was sitting by herself behind a post on the hill:
Here’s a close-up of the photo above. That’s a happy chimp face: