This morning we watched the chimps go out on Young’s Hill for their first adventure of the day. They did their usual scatter into the wind technique, each chimp moving in a different direction, checking out all the changes that occurred overnight. The chimps all have different priorities when they’re outside, but there is usually a lot of chasing (especially between Annie and Missy) and serious perimeter patrolling (done by Jamie). As Katelyn and I observed the chimps flit in and out of our view, we saw two figures come hiking down the far off edge of the hill together.
These two don’t have quite as famous a relationship as Annie and Missy, but they do spend a lot of time together. Whether it be grooming or exploring, they have a special quiet friendship that seems to suit them just fine.