The chimpanzees had a visit from reporter Gary Chittim and videographer Ken Jones of King 5 today! At least two of the girls were smitten – Jamie checked out their boots and Jody shyly spied on them from the greenhouse.
They will be airing the visit and some unique video footage of the chimpanzees on Seattle’s NBC station tonight at 5pm. I won’t give too much away, but you’ve never seen this perspective of the chimps before.
King5 will have the story on their website after it airs, and we’ll update you with a link as soon as we have it. Post your comments here, on the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest Facebook page and on King 5’s Facebook page as the story airs!
I’m very excited to see this footage!
I’ll be watching from here in Gig Harbor!! 🙂
Amy M says
I was so surprised that Missy was the one who really checked out the camera, while Jamie didn’t see that interested. And I loved how Burrito sat and ate with the camera. 🙂
Wow you guys, that is really cool! Are these cameras a permanent installaton? One of the things I enjoy most about the National Zoo here in DC is the animal cams- 24 hour webcams so I can take a break from working and look at what the animals are doing. Any chance something like that could ever take off at the sanctuary? Is there any way to “bombproof”a camera so the chimps could move it? Not sure what kind of footage you’d get, but who knows- Burrito might just be the next James Cameron!