It has been an unusual winter for Central Washington so far—we’ve had very little snow overall and some really unseasonably warm temperatures for the last few weeks. But last night, it snowed! And the chimpanzees were excited to get a quick bite of it. However, they don’t particularly like walking in the snow, so here was Missy’s technique for getting handfuls of snow:
We do give the chimpanzees clothes, including socks (which Missy wears somewhat often) but I think this morning it was just easier to pull some acrobatic moves to get her snack. Jamie was watching closely, and grabbed a handful of her own, but didn’t want to go out much further. So she nodded her head at me a few times until I served her a handful. She was pleased.