Burrito loves food, but he also loves to play, like Jamie loves boots and Foxie loves dolls. He incorporates various enrichment objects that we give to the chimps each day to initiate play (usually it’s a wooden or plastic toy, but sometimes a slinky is involved). He does this by biting on the object, followed by a quick head nod and foot stomp oriented toward his human caregivers. With an invitation like this, it’s hard to pass up.
…and then it was both of them together. He had a couple of great play sessions with volunteer caregiver Holly and these two pieces of enrichment.
I caught him in a quiet moment this afternoon with this wooden toy in his mouth. But, it didn’t take long before we were playing another game of chase.