You may have noticed that Burrito loves food. He’s pretty enthusiastic about anything and everything edible. When we serve meals, he bounces up and down with excitement—and for the really exciting stuff—he food squeaks so loud you can hear him throughout the building. I love that it’s super easy to make Burrito’s day because he is just so happy about food.
It might seem like a simple thing in life, but food is definitely an aspect of enrichment for captive chimpanzees. Especially after living in the labs where their options were very limited, access to fresh produce at every meal is very refreshing.