Not unlike humans, chimpanzees are very vocal prior to a meal but fairly mellow during the actual meal. Leading up to it there’s a lot of chatter—consisting of food grunts and food squeaks. And though the occasional word—I mean grunt—is uttered during the meal, mostly there’s just sounds of chewing. This is a sign that it’s a pretty good meal. Listen to the video below for some snippets from a typical breakfast at CSNW:
Archives for October 20, 2013
Today was sponsored by Katharine Stone in memory of her aunt, Marjorie Holmes. Marjorie was also Diana’s grandmother. She is being honored today because it is the Duke City Marathon in Albuquerque, New Mexico, an event that Marjorie had been involved with as a runner, walker, and board member up until her death this spring.
She never slowed down, even when she flew past the 70, 80, and 90-year-old milestones. No doubt many people are thinking about her today. There is a photo of her (wearing her KA5TAQ t-shirt – that was her ham radio handle) on the Duke City Marathon website.
Thank you, Katharine, for remembering her by sponsoring a day of sanctuary! May the chimpanzees have as active and full lives as Marjorie.