Those of you who have been following our blog for a while have probably gotten pretty good at telling the chimpanzees apart, but it can be tough when you’re first getting to know them. I thought it’d be fun to do a series of posts featuring each chimpanzee’s distinguishing physical characteristics.
Annie is pretty distinct looking. She has a uniformly dark face, unlike most of the other chimps, who have some white markings.
She also has prominent ears with a notch out of the right one, which you can see in these photos:
Lastly, the hair on the back of Annie’s head and shoulders is almost always standing up:
Here are a couple of photos of Annie playing with her BFF Missy. See if you can tell which one is Annie!