Each morning we start the chimpanzees day by serving a snack in the indoor areas. This snack is usually a pretty good motivational tool so we can close off the Greenhouse for some cleaning. To unlock an area for humans to enter it, we need that enclosure to be chimp-free and securely closed off, but sometimes getting an area chimp-free isn’t so easy. Especially when that area is a really warm, sun-filled greenhouse. This beautiful morning I was expecting the challenge, so I opened up the wooden barn doors immediately to let the morning air into the chimpanzee’s playroom area. The chimps were so excited they came pouring in from the greenhouse, making the morning breakfast shift that much easier!
Today is the first day it almost feels a bit HOT of all things. For your viewing pleasure: a brief clip of Jamie and Jody relaxing next to the barn doors: