It was a scorcher today. With temperatures nearing the triple digits, everybody decided to take it easy today. Well, most of the day.
When we check the weather reports and find it’s going to be a hot one, the staff usually tries to complete our safety checks as soon as possible so the chimpanzees can go onto Young’s Hill before the sun goes into full effect.
Jody was the first one on the hill this morning, and she was super excited to be out there.
Look how piloerect she was.
She was so pilo, Annie thought something was wrong and went out to give her reassurance. But Jody was just really excited to be on the hill.
Though this may seem like an intimidating photo, Annie usually walks bipedally when she is on the hill and is a normal behavior for her. You can tell it was a peaceful interaction by identifying Jody’s relaxed lower lip.
Besides that brief period of excitement in the morning, the sun showed it’s force and everybody thought it was best to take it easy.
Willy B took a nap on his leopard print blanket.
While Mave decided the bench above him was the best spot.
The cattle even came by for their daily drink from the trough with Honey leading the way.
And I had to share this one because it looks like an album cover to a pop group. (L to R: Nutmeg, Honey, Betsy. Meredith was right behind them.)
At least some people were busy. The bumble bees were in full force, pollinating the vegetable and fruit plants growing in out vegetable garden.
One very specific plant in the garden the were near was our tomato plants, which are starting to bud.
I know this isn’t the case, but I like to believe they somehow know next week is Missy’s birthday! One can believe, can’t they?
I will leave you with the end of Jody’s Sunday with photos of her nesting.
Bonus photo of her when she moved her nest into another front room with Burrito.
I hope you all have a marvelous Monday tomorrow and great week!