It was a nice enough day that the chimpanzees were able to enjoy a lunch forage on Young’s Hill. It wasn’t too hot, too cold, and there was a bit of an overcast.
On today’s menu was avocados, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, and tomatoes. As we were watching them foraging on the hill and taking photos for the blog, I had one instant the reminded me of a mutoscopes of the late 1890s/early 1900s (the only reason I know what they are is because a local theme park where I grew up had a penny arcade that still had them). A mutoscope was a machine that housed a reel of cards and was operated by a hand crank that flipped the photos to create a moving picture. Sort of like a machine operated flip book.
While the chimpanzees were on Young’s Hill, I saw Missy on the top of Negra’s Cabin with a stash of tomatoes.
As she finished the last slice she had, she made her way to the firehose that leads to another platform on the hill. This is usually one of the most common places where she tightropes across. I prepared myself to get some photos, and away she went.
Here are some other photos from today:
Burrito during the forage.
Negra heading back inside after scoring a couple of avocado pieces.
Honey B and Mave grooming on the top platform of the tree in one of the new playrooms.
As staff are working very hard in preparing for the Lucky Six‘s arrival, we are very excited to see the possibilities they take when they are provided new opportunities here. You can help their arrival by sponsoring their journey to Washington during the Queen’s Brunch auction! Be sure to check out the different tiers of sponsorship that are available.
Last minute bonus photo of Jody eating her potatoes at dinner: