This year will be the fifth 4th of July party the chimps will have had, but the first since Young’s Hill was opened! I’m excited to have another summer party with open air for the chimps. (The last one was Negra’s birthday a couple weeks ago). Check out these past blog posts with photos and video from previous 4th of July parties: 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.
As we were trying to come up with some ideas about what to do for this party, I thought it might be nice to hear some suggestions from our blog readers. Note: the restrictions on diet include no animal products, no added sugar, and limited added salt. They love fresh produce so we were thinking of including red, white, and blue produce items. Of course the traditional watermelon and corn on the cob will be included, plus we’ll make some Field Roast hot dogs for the chimps. Another idea might be cutting an orange in half and freezing juice in it to make a fun frozen treat. For enrichment we were thinking we might make some piñatas and of course red, white, and blue items. Any other ideas? Please comment here! And if you’re interested in helping sponsor the party, find out how you can contribute here.
Annie with a mouth full of corn: