The chimps at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest have over 85,000 square feet of living space. Most of it is outdoors, on a hillside overlooking Cle Elum and the Yakima River.
But the chimps don’t want to be outside all the time – like today, for example. It’s warm outside and the sun is shining, but the wind will almost knock you off your feet. So they have choices. Sometimes they hang out in the playroom.
Other times they seek out some privacy in one of the four smaller “front rooms.”
But the best spot on a day like today seems to be the greenhouse – all the sun and warmth but without the wind.
Of course, nothing short of a hurricane could stop Jamie from her walks around the hill.