The chimpanzees had a pretty great day today. Foxie got a new doll this morning.
For lunch, they had a tropical party courtesy of their friends Oliver Mazner, Jeremy Mazner, and Karen Emmerman Mazner, who won a “Throw a Party for the Chimpanzees” auction item at last year’s HOOT! event. The chimpanzees had no idea there was a party in store, and they were SUPER excited when the spied the prepared spread:
Jeremy renamed the ants-on-a-log “peanut butter shooters” based on Burrito’s technique of deftly removing the peanut butter and raisins while setting the celery aside for a second go-round.
Jamie, of course, found the plate that was hidden under the barrel.
She took off with the umbrella-adorned pineapple and a sweet pepper.
The coconut was a much-admired item by Foxie.
Can you just feel Annie’s enjoyment?
Here Annie contemplates some lettuce while holding on to some specially-made carrot cake from a recipe that we got from the Center for Great Apes.
Annie really scored at this party – she found both the pineapple top and the leftover head of lettuce.
To no one’s surprise, Jamie took down the pinata and got most of the spoils.
But Negra, ever hopeful, did a check to see if Jamie had left any peanuts behind:
After the party, Jamie got to walk with the Mazners and (easily) convinced Oliver to race her multiple times around. It was still drizzling, but Jamie did not mind at all.