I will admit that we went a little over the top for today’s Easter party, but it just kind of happened. A couple of days ago we got a delivery of three (large!) boxes of Easter party supplies and favors from supporter Jayne R. It was everything we needed to throw the chimpanzees an amazing Easter party. And then this morning volunteer caregivers Stephanie and Patti showed up for their shift in the chimp house with their arms weighed down with piñatas, veggies, and other goodies. The chimps really do have the best friends, near and far.
We started the morning with a party in the greenhouse. The piñatas, as always, were a hit.
Jamie had to lie on her belly in the hammock to reach the piñata hanging underneath, but it was worth the effort:
Negra loved the treat tubes and other enrichment that Jayne sent:
Missy did, too:
Foxie checked out the new goods:
and found a new Dora the Explorer! Thanks, Jayne!
Foxie took Dora for a stroll on Young’s Hill:
Negra was more interested in the veggies we “planted” in the ground all over the hill:
Jody harvested a carrot from the treat rock:
Her arms were so full that she had trouble managing her haul, and had to stop every few feet to regroup:
But she worked it out:
Thanks again to Jayne, Patti, and Steph. Happy Easter, everyone!