We appear to be on the downside of our heat wave here in Cle Elum (at least for today), but it’s still too hot for the chimpanzees to get excited about doing very much. They haven’t even been spending much time in the greenhouse, preferring the comfort of the cooler playroom. So today we decided to break out the snow cone machine and filled paper cups with shaved ice, berries, and coconut water. This, the chimpanzees got pretty excited about and there were pant hoots and food squeaks galore. (Some of these may have even come from the staff and volunteers). After everyone collected their snow-cones it became very quiet with the exception of a lot of slurping!
Foxie enjoying her snow-cone (with Negra in the background).
Burrito was still excited in this photo (you can tell because his hair is pilo-erect, which means standing on end).