Today Annie and Missy spent a good part of the hot afternoon grooming each other in the greenhouse.
Notice in the photo below that Missy is grooming her own arm with a twig while Annie grooms her head. Classic Missy.
Missy had a bit of an injury to her left eye (nothing serious), so Annie was very interested in that, but she took her time working her way around to grooming that spot:
Once she got there, she didn’t hold back:
It turns out that Annie had a bit of an injury on the back of her left year, which I noticed because Missy noticed it. In this photo and in the one above when Annie starts grooming Missy’s eye, both chimpanzees have a relaxed face with slightly parted lips – a sign of concentration.
Though injuries and even old scabs are really interesting, there’s always different areas to check out – here’s Annie removing something that was stuck to the hair on Missy’s arm:
Who needs a spa when you have such fastidious friends?