The CSNW party planners were at it again today, helping the chimps celebrate the first day of the Year of the Horse. Volunteers Patti and Stephanie brought decorations and food, as well as a special new toy for Burrito, and interns Larkin, Julie, and Whitney helped prepare for the party.
The festivities began in the playroom after cleaning. Jamie went right to work opening the “firecracker” gifts, and Missy inspected the decorations.
At lunchtime, the party moved to the greenhouse. Annie gathered snap peas from the party boxes.
Negra filled her mouth with eggplant, then added a crayon for good measure.
Thankfully, she saved a little for Foxie.
Jody seemed to enjoy the lemongrass. We weren’t sure if the chimps had ever had it before.
And Burrito was in his element. There is no purer form of happiness on this earth than Burrito with a mouthful of food. He started with the party boxes.
Then he foraged for chow in the straw.
He ended up with more food than he could hold on to. This made him even happier.
For Burrito and the rest of the Seven, it doesn’t matter what holiday they are celebrating. Any day is an excuse for new toys, good food, and the company of friends. And lucky for them, our volunteers provided all three!