Happiest of honorary birthdays to Negra Chimpanzee! We are throwing a big party this weekend for Negra’s birthday and the 10th year of the chimpanzees arriving at the sanctuary, so stay tuned for that! Today we are doing some special things just for Queen Negra, namely giving her some of her favorite things to eat. This morning we started the day with sweet potato pancakes! Negra loves both sweet potatoes AND bread, so these pancakes were just the right thing for a breakfast treat. In case you missed the video of the chimps eating their pancakes, you should definitely check out our Facebook Live video on our page. For lunch we put out a lettuce and peanut forage on Young’s Hill, two more of Negra’s favorites.
In preparation for dinner, volunteer caregiver Jake is busy baking sweet potatoes, peeling corn and cutting up oranges. The queen will be thrilled!
The birthday girl enjoying her lunch forage: