After bearing up incredibly well to a long, snowy week, the chimpanzees were finally able to get out and enjoy some time on Young’s Hill today! Even though it was sunny with surprisingly warm temperatures, the remaining snow was melting fast and made for pretty slushy walking. The chimpanzees were so anxious to get outside and collect some snow, but no one wanted to walk in the slushy mess (can’t say that I blame them!). So everyone clung to the fire hose to navigate their way onto the hill without having to touch the snow.
Here are Jody, Annie and Missy, going out of their way not to touch the snow. And of course, Missy (on the right) had somewhere to go so it was pretty funny watching her make her way past Jody and Annie when no one wanted to touch the snow!
Annie lifts her arms for Missy to squeeze past:
Missy briefly stops to greet Jody before moving on her way:
And then she’s on her way:
And back on the other end of the fire hose, Jody cautiously makes her way back to the greenhouse with her snow prize:
Whew, made it!