As you may have read this morning, thanks to the compassion and generosity of our friend and supporter, Monica Best, today is our fifth annual Love a Chimpanzee Day! So of course, a party was in order! The chimpanzees had a lunch forage with pomegranate juice in fancy cups, cantaloupe, corn, sweet potatoes, cherry tomatoes and grapes in gift boxes, and whole heads of lettuce (the hit of the party!).
Annie did quite well for herself:
Missy was a little more elusive and chose to enjoy the celebration from the stairs:
Burrito was the charmer of the party, as usual:
Here is he watching his buddy, Foxie, stroll by:
Foxie continuing her forage:
And finding a mouthful of cantaloupe:
And of course the boss of the party, Jamie, made sure to enjoy herself with an armload of lettuce, food grunting the entire time:
Still food grunting with delight:
Jamie is serious in pretty much all she does. Even when there’s a party going on. Though she may have slipped into what we endearingly refer to as her “party police” role and suggested the paparazzi leave the event, I can assure you she was pretty happy with the Love a Chimpanzee Day happenings!
Negra and Jody both grabbed a couple heads of lettuce and made themselves scarce, preferring to celebrate in solitude. But I think it’s safe to say everyone had a great time. Thank you so much, Monica, for loving the chimpanzees and honoring them with such a special day!