Occasionally, we offer the chimpanzees sugarless chewing gum as an enrichment treat, and to potentially help with their dental hygiene. They’re all mad for it. Whereas the seven tend to chew briefly, then swallow the gum, the three just loll around chewing it for ages, putting it in their lip to look at, stretching it out with their fingers.
I hoped to get a few photos of everyone enjoying their gum, but as you may be aware, the second you bring out a camera, Mave, Honey B and Willy B race up to see what they can see. Willy B immediately wanted to look at himself chewing gum and then look at “selfies” of him chewing gum.
Can’t say I blame him:
A bonus photo of Jamie napping peacefully in her colorful, fluffy nest, hugging her beloved boot book:
If you subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on FaceBook, you hopefully got a chance to watch the video Diana shared full of thanks from all of us to all of you! It’s incredible what you make possible every single day for these ten amazing chimpanzees who call Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest their home. And tomorrow, on Giving Tuesday (December 1st), do we ever have a doozy of an exciting announcement for you!