Let’s talk about Burrito! This guy, he is seriously funny. Burrito seems to be a never-ending ball of energy these days. He has never been one to turn down a game, but recently it just seems like he is lighter. To be honest with you all it is exhausting, but in the best way! We caregivers may not have the same stamina as him, but we don’t care! If Burrito wants to play, we play! Seeing him truly “living his best life” feels like a breath of fresh air. Perhaps going through the things he has gone through this year is making him live life to the fullest. He is really an inspiration for me and I am sure for all of us really. Burrito is that bright light that everyone needs right now.
So, now that I am done with the sappy stuff. For those who may be new to the blog, enrichment is very important for chimps who live in captivity. Enrichment comes in many forms. For example, Honey B loves those giant rolls of construction paper. We will put that out for her to nest with or roll around in. We also put out enrichment everyday with a variety of different toys, dolls (of course), and other chimp approved materials. We have themed days so no day is the same. Monotony is boring! Enrichment can sometimes be social, like interacting with caregivers or saying hello to some neighboring chimps or cattle. Then there are things like food puzzles, where the chimps have to work to figure out the puzzle to get the nut or peanut butter. And let’s not forget the amazing Young’s Hill with all its climbing structures either! I hope you all enjoy this video of Burrito playing in a cardboard box!
Here is Mave working on a firehose cube: