Every day we like to provide the chimpanzees with different enrichment themes to make their day interesting. We also love to throw parties for any occasion! We even have a storage bin of extra party supplies, which has collected a lot of surplus streamer rolls lately. So today we decided to call “Streamer Day,” and Elizabeth, volunteer Sandra, and I made an intricate maze of streamers in the greenhouse this morning.
You may recall this video of Burrito really enjoying the streamers for our Seahawks party—so we were hoping today’s theme would be a big hit.
I think that our streamer maze was a success overall! Missy built a pretty great nest with some of the streamers:
and even Foxie (who doesn’t usually build nests) started to make a streamer nest, too!
Some of the chimpanzees really like to wadge the streamers. I personally am not an expert on streamer taste, but perhaps each color is different—Jody was interested in tasting each flavor of this Neapolitan-esque streamer:
Jody also un-characteristically swung on a firehose up to one of the windows in the greenhouse (she’s not usually that agile).
This isn’t a great photo of Annie, but really shows how awesome our streamer maze was:
Foxie is still hanging on to French Dora, who now has also lost her shirt in addition to the pants and beret she lost yesterday.