There was a lot going on today, meaning there were a lot of distractions. With the construction of Phase 2 underway, the chimpanzees are ever so curious about what is going on right outside of their walls.
When Missy was given access to Young’s Hill, her first order of business was to try to get a better view of what all the commotion was all about.
It was also a hot day today, with today’s high at 92°. So after she got a look at the progress being made around the sanctuary, Missy headed in to cooler locations like the Greenhouse.
The California Three were also given access to their outdoor Chute for the first time since construction began. Though they have a front and center seat to watch everything form their windows in their front rooms, they wanted a full spectrum look from the Chute.
Honey B was the first to inspect the newly excavated area.
And Mave soon joined her.
One area being built as part of Phase 2 is a new playroom for Mave, Honey B, and Willy B. Now that construction has begun on expanding their home, hopefully time will seem to fly by and they can enjoy their new area.
Oh to have a window into what they think of all the changes… but I’m guessing we know.. concern, excitement, anticipation… or maybe just something cool to watch going on… You are all so amazing… Excited to watch the progress.. just as the Chimpanzee family is.
No one, no one has a cuter bod than Missy….especially when standing upright.
What must it feel like to be the contractors having all those eyes upon you everyday. Pressure is on! Did Jamie get a chance to check out the footwear on the crew?
Linda C says
I thought the same thing when I saw that photo, Kathleen! Either her shoulders are looking pretty buff, or her back is no longer so straight. But that compact little bod can move!
Linda C says
now MAVE is scootin!
They’re gonna form a band of hooligans soon, for sure!
Leonie McGregor says
Just so beautiful to be included in their journey. thankyou
Rene Gonzalez says
Thank you for the pictures, it’s a pleasure to see the chimps reactions to all the new activities going on. I’ve been wondering if and when the integration of the two groups might be tried again. That will be a great and happy feat. Thanks again for sharing.
There are so m a n y chimp behaviors I find especially endearing…Like their “nosy-osity”…I LOVE it…
John Joseph O'Brien says
I like Mave’s thinking. Why walk when you can ride. 🙂