First things first – the Summer Biddin’ online auction is crazy! As I write this (way later than I intended to be writing a blog post), the total is up to $21,761! Thank you to everyone who has bid on items and donated to Raise the Barn. Bidding ends Monday night!
Now, for the chimp day.
We were planning for a lunch forage on the hill, and I noticed that we had a bounty of corn in the fridge, so we decided to put out whole ears still in the husk as part of the forage.
Negra was pretty much in heaven:
She also picked up some cattails for later:
Volunteer Chad did a really good job of corn distribution and everyone got in on the action.
Annie eating corn in her nest:
Jody also got some corn leftovers, but she was more focused on a very novel treat that her friend Stephanie had delivered – banana blossoms!
Burrito found a blossom on the hill on his second trip to the buffet:
Apparently it was a lot of work to eat it, or he was taking a cue from Jody who often eats in a reclined position, because he finished it off lying down:
It’s very satisfying to see the chimpanzees satisfied, isn’t it?