Exciting things are happening at the sanctuary. The electricians and plumbers have been busy at work these last couple of days, connecting our existing building to the next phase of expansion! This unusual flurry of activity inside the Chimp House has knocked us off our routine so we’ve been cleaning enclosures in a sporadic fashion and keeping some spaces closed off to give the construction workers room to work safely.
The chimpanzees have been patiently waiting to get some of their normal areas back and they seem to be taking everything in stride. We’ve heated the greenhouse temporarily to keep the 7 extra cozy with a bit less space and the Californians have been curiously watching all the activity from their front room and outdoor chute vantage points.
Here’s Mave in a post-nap “puddle” that Kelsi found her in:
And Jody grooming Negra in the greenhouse.
Negra has a lot of trust in her long-nailed friend:
Sorry for the few photos but it’s time for some more cleaning!