As we explained recently, we’re taking extra precautions and wearing masks (that we reuse) whenever we are in the chimp house.
The chimp-proof windows that separate the playroom and the greenhouse are a great safe place to interact with the chimpanzees.
The video above was taken during a break in cleaning and shows a very sweet side of Jamie, who is known as the quite serious and often demanding alpha female.
I just love the way she was interacting with J.B.
Martine Simmons says
How incredibly beautiful to see the love you both have for each other.
Awwww, so sweet.
“Jamie and J.B. Sittin’ in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G ”
Laura B says
It’s like she’s saying, just in case you didn’t already know, that her life is incredibly better since you and your friends came into it and she’s really, really glad.
Jordan Bower says
I have been following the blog for 8 years. I am going to say it. That one, top 3. It made me tear up. Thank your for sharing the moment with us. Love to you all.
Just beautiful. How lucky they both were to be able to share this special moment with each other. It was just what we needed during these challenging times.
We truly needed this today. Thank you for choosing to share such an intimate moment. The chimps have so much to teach us about true humanity. Tears were shed.
Linda C says
I commented on YT already, JB, but man, what a tender moment. As Jordan said above, probably one of the top 5 Jamie moments (along with retrieving her magazine from the bin and reading her boot book with Diana).
Maybe she expresses this love to you guys all the time, and we just never see it. In any case, thanks for sharing it with us.
If ever in your lives you’ve wondered about decisions you’ve made, they all added up to you being there today. Moments like this must make you think, “Yes. I am in the right place. This is where I’m meant to be.”
Arlene and Michael says
This is truly a special bond that they share. So happy you have this video of them together. I wonder what the chimps think about the masks that you all wear. Thank you so much for sharing this:) So uplifting.
Love and Hugs to all of you.
Tina Shaw says
That video was so beautiful. It drew a tear to my eye to see this interaction.
What an absolutely lovely moment for both of them! They definitely connected on a higher level; it fills my heart with happiness!
Jo Arroyo says
Absolutely lovely interaction. She wants to groom you Jamie! Im smiling and jealous! I have mixed feelings about my experience with the wild chimps in Africa. One is that we interfere with their lives and get way too close. I am ashamed to say I was one of those tourist but it was the most exciting, amazing experience of my life even though I feel guilty being there it was weird. We shared the path with the chimps and they walked around, us looking up at us curiously. I was in heaven.
Jo Lathrop says
Wowza!! A picture says a 1000 words and that message was loud and clear!. Such deep love! Love and hugs to you all…
Dawn Durbin says
Be still my beating heart. That. Was. Lovely. I am blown away and speechless……
Sandie Allaway says
What the world needs now, is love sweet love…
Elizabrth Thomas says
So lovely to see such a tender moment reassurance and love are what we all need. Thank you and please take care and stay safe
Elaine Reininger says
This one made me cry. In fact I can hardly see through the tears as I try to type this. One of the most beautiful moments I have seen on your site since I started watching. I bet JB’s heart was full and his spirits lifted amongst all the hard work and long hours he has put in. Jamie, I love you.
You are right Elaine, that sweet moment is the most touching “Thank you” anyone could ever receive.
Had to watch this again, first thing this morning with my cup of coffee. Couldn’t think of a better way to start my day. To share such an intimate moment with a dear friend from another species speaks volumes about our similarities. And yet we humans denigrate those of our own species who appear different from us. Jamie shows us that when we see others for the beauty they bring into our lives, everyone’s life becomes enriched. Jamie is so wise. (She sees with heart and her head) Oh to be your boots in that moment J.B.! Reward factor: Priceless.
So sweet (wiping tears away )
Barbara H. says
That is truly sweet. What amazing creatures they are. Thank You.
Have a wonderful day with the chimps.
Kathy Benson says
I think that is now one of my favorite videos !!!!