Foxie is one of the more gregarious chimps I’ve known, but even the most social primate needs to be alone once and a while.
At CSNW, each day begins with a group activity – breakfast. When that’s done, the chimps typically head out onto the hill together. Jamie does her first patrol, Missy runs in all directions, Burrito obsessively follows whichever of the girls is cycling at the time…and eventually they head back inside together for some rest. But there’s often one straggler.
This morning, Foxie remained outside, as she often does, atop one of the towers. This is her favorite place to be alone.
I can see why this has become her spot. It’s a great place for her to bring her dolls for private games of make-believe.
Before we purchased the property next door, it was also the perfect location to covertly surveil our neighbor.
It’s a peaceful, private place. Just sit back and watch the river flow by and the cows graze.
Soon enough there will be excitement. There will be stress. There will be politics.
But for a little while, there’s just Foxie.