It’s been an extra busy day in the chimp house as chimpanzees and humans alike adjust to new surroundings, new people and new routines. The chimps are very aware of one another on opposite sides of the “howdy” door and doing the seven are doing their best to try to catch glimpses of their new neighbors through the door. But for the most part everyone spent the relaxing in the summertime glory.
Beautiful Annie in her breezy greenhouse nest:
Foxie and Kate:
I could not love this photo of Jamie (or Jamie) more! She donned her troll scarf while gazing at the tomato plants in the chimps’ mini garden while her wild bedhead blew in the breeze.
Mave, Honey B, and Willy B continue to adjust well to their new surroundings and home. It’s a lot to take in, as one can imagine, and being surrounded by new sights and sounds, new humans and a new home can take time. So we’re all just taking cues from them as we all get to know one another. We are so incredibly happy they are here and so grateful to their former caregivers for helping to make their transition as easeful as we can.
Honey B, who so looks like a long, tall version of her mama, Missy, seems to enjoy spending time in the mezzanine taking in the view of the valley and the sunshine:
Willy B is an incredibly handsome guy and he’s often on the move right now. We found he seems to enjoy having the doorways to all the human areas and outside open so he can watch the comings and goings and passings by. He did find some time after a selfie or two with Mave and I to stop for a bit to enjoy some grooming from Honey B:
And Mave, well, she’s just settled right in and spent most of her day in her various nests, legs in the air, breathy panting and hooting quietly with her new caregivers. She is a delight:
She loves to see images on the iPhone, taking “selfies” and watching her image in the camera. We’ve spent some time the past couple of days showing both Mave and Willy B photos of their seven next door neighbors and they’ve seemed quite intrigued.
We are so incredibly happy and honored to have these three beautiful, intelligent chimp people here with us and we are so grateful to their former caregivers for helping to make their transition as easeful as they could. And we’re so grateful to you for making this possible for them. We can’t wait to share everything ahead with you all.