The chimpanzees seem to be rather interested in the latest developments that have been taking place at the sanctuary. Perhaps they can sense the anticipation we’re all feeling as the Phase 1 part of our expansion starts to draw to a close. They seem continually fascinated at looking through the new Howdy Door. Jamie in particular takes great pride in trying to scare any unsuspecting worker by kicking the plastic door in the most dramatic (and noisy) way possible. Today we have the added entertainment for the chimps as the installation of the overhead chute begins.
As a sanctuary, we aren’t open to the public and the chimps aren’t “on exhibit.” Instead, it sometimes seems like the opposite of this, where the humans are on display and are around solely to amuse the chimpanzees.
A bonus shout out to everyone who has helped us purchase new tools for our new building! We just updated our Amazon wishlist again if anyone wants to treat the chimps and their caregivers to Christmas in July!