If Jamie is wearing a giant play face and laughing loudly, chances are that Foxie has something to do with it.
Archives for February 2018
The chimpanzees share their home with a variety of native Washington wildlife. You just never quite know what you might see around the sanctuary on any given day!
While cleaning the playroom today we spotted two chimps enjoying each others company in the nice warm sun. Negra and Foxie were laughing, play slapping, grabbing each others toes, play biting, and of course grooming. You couldn’t ask for better company! Jamie quietly observed from above. She was curious but never joined in, just monitored.
Jamie watching Negra and Foxie play:
Negra and Foxie:
Jamie was very disappointed about this snow storm today… So much so that she wouldn’t let anyone else have any fun…
What it looked like outside (two bald eagles in the background):
Volunteer Lizz trying to play with Burrito:
Jamie moved her nest from Room 3 to the Playroom to let Lizz know to stop playing with Burrito:
Jamie laid on the barrel with her boots on her belly:
Jamie holding her boots:
Don’t worry though! The day was still full of grooming and (quiet) silly play among the chimps, just not with humans. Jamie received new boots later in the day and was very pleased to say the least!
Today was the kind of day to kick your feet up…
take in the wonder of your surroundings…
share a moment with a friend in the sun…
Missy & Annie grooming:
enjoy what nature has to offer…
Burrito eating snow:
settle in with a good book…
Jamie and a new boot book:
and take some trolls for a walk.
Foxie with a troll scarf:
Happy Saturday from the chimpanzees!
We’re always on the hunt for new enrichment ideas. Here are a couple simple ones that we’ve recently introduced. Both are Jamie-approved!
Boss Jamie has a long list of (mostly) self-imposed duties, including (but not limited to) monitoring the whereabouts and activity of all living beings on her domain. No matter where she is, she always knows where you are.
She’s also responsible for ensuring strict compliance with all rules and protocols. She oversees all volunteer training. This afternoon she showed Level III trainee Caroline how we groom.
Constant vigilance can be tiring, so she allows herself short breaks before resuming her work.