Today was the hottest day in our forecast reaching triple digits as the Pacific Northwest is currently trapped in a Heat Dome. As the temperature began to rise, caregivers were quick to offer the chimpanzees some solace in the this scorching weather. There were tons of icy treats, cool refreshing drinks, fans, and misters for the chimpanzees to enjoy.
Burrito, Jamie, and Jody enjoy a pool filled with Gatorade and ice inside their playroom.
Willy B also enjoyed ice in a Rock Around toy.
Mave (I personally think) had the best idea. Find the best place to lay down next to a sandbox (minus the sand) filled with Gaotrade and ice, take a few drinks, and lay the ice cubes on the floor next to you and enjoy at your leisure.
As we are still trying to get to know the new group of chimpanzees, we were curious what their decisions would be. For the most part, most of them have been spending a lot of time in their greenhouses usually grooming or napping.
Rayne and Gordo taking it easy in the shade.
Dora sitting in the shady spot right underneath the greenhouse platform.
Gordo on the same log amongst the bamboo with the stem from his breakfast bananas.
As the day began to come to an end, I was able to gather these last minute photos of how some of the chimpanzees were dealing with the last minute heat.
Negra ate her portion of dinner bell peppers inside.
Willy B, Honey B, and Mave spent the rest of the afternoon in a grooming party inside.
And Dora enjoying her evening food puzzle, a Kong, inside one of her playrooms.
As a bonus, a photo from yesterday I was able to get of Terry with fistfuls of beets and carrots.
And as one final bonus, a photo of Lucky (left) and Dora (right) exploring their greenhouse on the day they arrived here.