In general, chimpanzees tend to wear their emotions on their sleeves, but Missy just takes it to another level. Today, you could see the joy in her eyes as she scanned the hill, trying to decide which way she would run and what things she would climb and jump off of along the way.
After some deliberation, it seems she decided she would run every which way and jump off of everything.
From the looks of it, it was as fun as she thought it would be.
The other chimps weren’t quite as energetic, but they all seemed to enjoy this unusually beautiful December weather we are having now. Annie and Jody walked to the top of the hill together.
Burrito tried to tag along, but his bipedal walking (something he does when he ventures past his comfort zone on the hill) slowed him down.
Foxie followed close behind him, balancing a yellow-haired troll on her back.
And Jamie made her way around the perimeter of the hill as she always does, making a slight detour to cross the log bridge where she politely reminded the photographer that he should get moving because the walk was not over yet.
Negra enjoys the sun more than anyone, but she chose to soak in the rays from her comfortable nest on the heated playroom catwalk. And with everyone else out on the hill, she finally had some peace and quiet.