As the snow falls outside, the staff are continuing our PRT Zoom training from our respective office spaces and the chimpanzees are snuggled into their nests. Please enjoy these photos of Negra and her breakfast pears as my submission for “quick blog of the day.”
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Mary Garripoli says
Heartbreakingly sweet. I just love her gentle face.
Kathy Preuss says
This made me happy. Thank you for posting Negra enjoying pears.
Lisa Brihagen says
Heartbreakingly sweet is right! Thank you for giving Negra and all the others such a beautiful life with lots of enrichment, fresh fruits and veggies, and a wide open space to call their own.
Jo Arroyo says
Can’t ask for more; you made my afternoon. Sweet Neggra content.
Always a joy to see the beautiful Negra!
Thanks for this sequence of Neggie savoring her pear. She looks so very pleased in the last photo. She is in paradise now. Sweet Negra, if you only knew how much you are loved.
Linda C says
Oh, I love seeing our sweet girl content with her pear! She looks almost sugar in that top pic!
The Boss must have been over the moon with that breakfast!
Linda C says
That was supposed to be “almost smug”
Negra us such a wonderful lady, heart-warminly wonderful is so true.
Enjoy your pears dear one.
Arlene and Michael says
Negra is beautiful. I love seeing her so content – thanks to all of you for all that you do.
WONDERFUL blog-of-the-day !!!
Just a couple of photos makes ( I think I can speak for ALL bloglovers..) us very happy dear Anna.
I was wondering what it is jou learn from zooming with each other….no chimps to practice with behind the computer, so just theory?
Linda C says
I was wondering if they’re following online training based on new studies, or if they’re exchanging ideas with other sanctuaries
The training is done by Margaret Whittaker of Creative Animal Behavior Solutions and is a refresher/continuation of what we learned from Gail Laule of Active Environments. It starts with about 10 hours of positive reinforcement training theory and then we move into one-on-one training with the chimps and real-world problem solving. Normally this would be done in person but with that not being possible at the moment we are going to try our best over Zoom. Once it is safe to do so, Margaret will be able to visit us in person and continue the training.
Dawn Durbin says
Sweet Negra! Pears are a personal favorite of mine. She seems quite pleased with hers!