About a year ago, volunteer Connie brought over some pea plants for the chimps. They were a huge hit, so this summer she brought some more from her garden! Today they had a big pea shoot and tendril forage.
Jamie and Negra with the tendrils:
Jamie was taking the peas and spitting them out, and eating only the pods plus the shoots and tendrils. You can see the pea “rejects” on the floor in the background of this picture of Negra:
Negra looking in a tendril-filled boot:
Chimps have big mouth pouches and they sometimes munch fibrous foods all together to get out as much flavor as possible. We call this a “wadge.” Here’s Annie with a pea plant wadge:
Thanks again, Connie!