For Burrito, the wonder of Christmas includes Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest’s traditional hanging (and therefore spinning) Christmas tree. Just see the earnest look on his face in the photo below:
Not surprisingly, the reason he is so enamored with this tradition is because it involves food. Today we stuffed the tree with mini-bananas and coconut covered dates. Jamie monopolized the tree in the beginning.
Missy, being Missy, tried a more daring approach
Foxie looked on from above
Once Burrito thought it was okay with Jamie to approach, he joined her in the tree worshiping
Later, someone decided to pull the tree up onto the catwalk, which provided some browsing – the chimpanzees like to eat the pine needles too, making the whole tree a treat!
and it served as a nesting companion for Negra too
diane d. says
Do you think the chimps remember the tree from year to year?
Diane – Yes, I think they do remember, especially Burrito!
Rita Stevenson says
I think Burrito waits all year for Christmas, every year he adores the Christmas tree, I’m sure anything that bears FOOD,, Burrito remembers it very well, I love to see him revelling with X mas festivities, Its so much fun for him, I’m sure they all associate Christmas with lots, and lots, of their fave foods, and lots and of gifts under the tree,
Mr B truly is worshipping that tree. So sweet!
I love this. So good to see these precious animals living such a good life now after all they have been through. Thank you very, very much for what you do for them.
Meg Konturas says
This is so wonderful! I love it and I love how all of you do so many beautiful things to make life happy and enjoyable for these gorgeous Chimps. Thank you so very much!!