Mave, Mave-y, MAVIS! Today Mave turned 31. We celebrated Mave by having a nice laid back party, just like her. We were so excited to throw our first ever Mave birthday party! As many of you know if you have been following the blog, Mave has been the best surprise. We didn’t know much about her when she arrived at the sanctuary. Mave is a loyal friend, a peace keeper – always need one of those in a friend group, she can be very easy going, she is silly and playful when she wants to be, but Mave has her serious moments too. Mave really seems to love grooming her friends, she is often found wearing socks, and you can find her napping in the chute or mezzanine or anywhere there is some warm sun. She is a California girl.
What was on the Menu, you ask? Well for breakfast she had some of her favorites smoothie, pineapple, banana, peanuts, and chow. For lunch Mave enjoyed some freshly cracked coconut, carrots, avocados, cherries, and a tasty piña colada, virgin of course! Mave loved the freshly cracked coconut!! Once caregiver Anthony served her the coconut she had the most happy and content sounding food grunts. I would say she was very pleased. The seven also celebrated Mave with a Young’s Hill and green House forage. They too enjoyed some virgin piña coladas on this nice warm day! For dinner all ten chimps enjoyed lettuce, beets, watermelon, and sweet potatoes.
Mave spent most of her day hanging out in the chute grooming with her friends Willy B and Honey B. We put all the socks CSNW has into her enrichment today. The floors were covered in socks!
Mave has the best face, I am just going to say it! Every chimp I have met has the best face, but for different reasons. I say this about Mave’s face because of her unique features. Margaret H. Parkinson illustrated a breathtaking oil canvas painting of Mave for the online auction, as Diana has mentioned on her blog! If you don’t want to miss out on all the fun, register for The Queen’s Brunch virtual celebration and online auction! And make sure to tune in our Facebook June 13th for our live stream brunch!
Mave was pretty busy and not particularly interested in having her photos taken today. I did manage to get some photos of Mave eating her birthday coconut!
Oh my! Coconut!
Caregiver Chad had a few photos to share of Mave wearing socks. She seems to be enjoying the fruit style socks currently!
Missy enjoying her piña colada!
Foxie enjoy the forage. Foxie lovessss avocados!
Cheers Mave! We are truly the lucking ones to have you in our lives!