Jamie was intently inspecting one of the boots that I had given her after I wore it outside in the snow today. She went about inspecting (and licking) the boot, not paying any attention to Jody, who was just as intently peering (a common chimpanzee behavior usually geared toward food) at her. None of it seemed to faze Jamie. Jody continued peering for a few minutes, before sitting down next to Jamie. Then she grabbed one of the boots that was in Jamie’s nest and looked inside of it, flipped it around, put it up to her nose and looked inside again before putting it back down. Not long after, she got up and walked back into the Playroom, clearly not as interested in the boots as Jamie was.
Sometimes you just have to see what all the hype is about.