I’ll begin with an explanation of what the title of this blog actually means. “Neggie” is one of Negra’s nicknames, which is pretty straight forward. “Fake Neggie” is one of Missy’s nicknames, but Fake Neggie is not exactly short for Missy. So, how did Missy get that nickname you might ask? Keep reading to find out.
Blankets are among one of Negra’s favorite things. Wherever Negra is, there are usually blankets nearby. She can often be seen with a blanket covering her head, while she is napping. She also has a few favorite spots throughout the various enclosures where she prefers to build her nests. Here are a couple of photo examples of Negra with a blanket over her head.
Missy also likes to build elaborate nests to rest in (yes, the energizer bunny does like to rest up sometimes.) She too, sometimes likes to cover herself with a blanket.
Missy also likes to take over Negra’s nest, when Negra is not using it. This can sometimes make identifying these two chimps a little more challenging. Here is a good example of Missy (aka, Fake Neggie) with a blanket over her head, next to the real Neggie.
The answer is……Neggie!