J.B. mentioned a couple weeks ago that Burrito’s life often revolves around watching the female chimpanzees’ swellings. When they are in full swell, he will follow them around pretty much all day, simply staring at their pink behinds. Sometimes he has to go out of his way a little bit to keep a watchful eye. Today, Annie was the object of his steady gaze.
Burrito can easily climb and is quite strong, but he is not seen as often on the taller outdoor structures, swinging and playing like Missy and Annie. When we see Burrito in an unusual place, it’s a pretty good indicator that someone is at full swell and he has designated himself to be their full time companion.
While Missy may choose to slack line the fire hose that parallel the shakey bridges, Burrito will use that same hose for a safety hand railing. For a good example of Missy and Annie’s amazing agility, check out Diana’s blog from last Saturday. This morning, Burrito kept a firm grip on the fire hose to keep his balance while he crossed the bridge behind Annie.