There is no doubt that Missy is the athlete of the Cle Elum Seven. Her strength, agility, and playfulness amaze and amuse us everyday. Young’s Hill is her playground. Whether she’s climbing the tall bamboo, sprinting up and down the hill, or walking “tightrope” on the fire hose, she’s always on the move.
Most of yesterday’s snow has melted, allowing the chimps to venture out onto the hill without having to walk in the cold stuff. There are still plenty of patches to eat, though, so there’s been lots of activity outside today despite the chilly temperatures. Missy has been having a great time.
She did quite a lot of tightrope walking:
She also did some sprints.
Missy is happy to play by herself, but sometimes she comes to a dead stop mid-sprint:
and looks behind her to see if anyone is chasing her.
Today she was on her own, but you can see by her playface below that she was okay with that.