Missy and Negra are good friends, but they are opposites in a lot of ways. Missy is petite and athletic; Negra is large and round. Missy is always on the move; Negra is usually napping under a blanket. Missy is social and outgoing; Negra likes her alone time.
Today after lunch Missy headed outside to Young’s Hill for some sprints (Jamie in the background):
and some time with best friend Annie:
At the same time, Negra took advantage of the warm, quiet playroom for an afternoon siesta:
It brings us so much joy to be able to give these chimps the space and freedom to make their own choices, do what they like, and be who they are.