The weather in Cle Elum today finally has me convinced (and it seems like the chimpanzees as well) that Spring and Summer just might possibly be considering staying. It’s difficult to say definitively but there certainly seems to be a positive correlation between sunshine and play behavior here at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. Plenty of playful chimpanzees in residence today!
In the video below you’ll see two kinds of play, chimpanzee to chimpanzee, and chimpanzee to caregiver. If you watch the video with the volume turned up you can hear a perfect example of caregivers engaging in chimpanzee behaviors during filming. This is just one of the ways in which our staff and volunteers help to facilitate a healthy and happy home for the chimpanzees. To learn more about caregivers engaging in chimpanzee behaviors read about it here!