Snow one day. Warm(ish) weather the next. This has been the weather pattern this winter. When we drive up to the sanctuary on the mornings with a fresh layer of snow that accumulated over night, we usually walk in to the sounds of Burrito excitedly trying to get our attention. He usually wants the freshest of snow. On the days when the weather is warmer and the snow begins to melt (like today), there always seems to be more sense of urgency to get our attention to hurry us to bring him as much snow as he can hold.
Even when you think there is no possible way he could want any more snow, he let’s you know it is definitely not enough.
Later, when the group of seven went on Young’s Hill this morning, Missy and Jody began a game of chase.
When Jody was done playing, Annie tagged in and a pretty epic game of chase and foot grab.
On the other side of the Chimp House, Willy B was in a super playful mood. He wore out the staff and volunteers in long games of chase. I had to sneak these photos of Willy B during one of his breaks from his games.
Honey B, on the other hand, decided which enrichment she wanted to use.
In the end, she chose to bundle up in a sweater she was given this past Christmas.
Watching the chimps decide which enrichment they want to use is one of the best moments. As Honey B did today, she picked up several enrichment items, inspected them each carefully, and decided what she wanted.
But the best enrichment is a grooming session with your friend in your fort.