It’s not always possible or easy to catch brief moments that are great examples of chimpanzee behavior. Today, I was lucky to have the camera when this episode happened on the hill; and the summer visitors were lucky to have seen it in person!
In the video below, you’ll hear the distinctive sound of chimpanzee alarm calls and see a wonderful example of Missy reaching out in a reassurance-seeking gesture.
Here are the still photos that were in the video:
Jamie chasing off the intruder:
Negra continuing to forage as Jamie takes care of the threat:
This is one of my very favorite photos of Jamie, so I like to share it often: