Below is a video of the elusive Negra, who was very active on her honorary 42nd birthday! All seven chimpanzees were in terrific moods and very busy all day. There are a few photos below the video.
Negra wasn’t the only one who enjoyed the surprise breakfast night bags. Burrito savored his too:
Thanks to supporters who sent party supplies, today’s celebration featured many piñatas.
If you attended our recent successful HOOT! fundraiser, you will recognize this piñata, which Annie is looting:
Jody scored the dog piñata:
And Jamie (not surprisingly) got her hands on more than one piñata, then decided to take them into the front rooms:
Foxie had her favorite France Dora with her for most of the day:
Until we gave her a new, more compact Dora that was left at the gate by some anonymous donor with some other fun new gifts:
To set up the lunch forage, volunteer Lynn climbed the new tall towers to hide food there. Jody and Missy were the first to partake:
Though we haven’t yet seen Negra climb the new structure, she surprised us by climbing another platform today to get some lettuce:
And then we only caught glimpses of her this afternoon as she confidently explored the hill:
Proving, once again, that the Cle Elum Seven chimpanzees have been aging in reverse for the last seven years. Thank you to everyone who has helped to make this possible!!!!!