Sometimes I curse the invention of smartphones, but there’s something to be said about having a camera in your pocket at all times – especially when you spend your days with chimpanzees. So here’s a random collection of clips I recorded today.
While we’re at it, here’s a smartphone photo of Mave from last week.
Yowza! Some of those chimpeople sure play rough with each other! The video provided in today’s blog should serve as a useful reminder that, while pan Troglodytes make excellent inhabitants of and in Wildlife (in their indigenous habitats, preferably), they don’t make very good housepets at all (not even a little, or on weekends or Federal holidays).
Indeed, Tobin! I’m reading “Chimpanzee Politics” by De Waal, which I learned about here. Maybe even from you. The violence and wars among that large group are informative to me as I think about “our” 7 and Californians. Just the pictures of them in that book frighten me away!
dennis lorton says
Really enjoyed the longer video! Thank you so much for all your hard work!
Linda C says
Thank you for the long video, JB!
Looks like a game of chase on the California side is a little faster than on the Cle Elum side! What a beautiful day it was!
Hi J.B., I’ve been known to curse smartphones too, but then I see THIS. Little everyday moments filling your day, and most of them probably seem like no big deal. But when you’re out here looking in, things like Willy B’s fluffy-soft looking hair on the top of his beautiful head, goofy foot play bites, Chase!, spying with pals, meal time, mega wadging, play time, Burrito being Burrito, hooting BFF’s, patrolling Young’s Hill, grooming the Boss, hanging out and loving your favorite doll, playing tug-chase with Anna, and climbing and adventuring are really big, magnificent deals. Please share miscellaneous clips any time, I loved it!!
Kim Harris says
Well said! I love the compilation of random clips throughout the day. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to peek into the daily lives of these beautiful, wacky, funny and delightful individuals.
PS : Fabulous photo of Mave! Seriously.
Jordan Bower says
I am constantly in awe of how gorgeous and unique (and photogenic) Mave is.
Paulette Wrisley says
You haven’t heard from me for a few days because I PUT MY PHONE DOWN! sometimes I burn out. They can be a blessing and a curse. A really BIG blessing to me are my chimps. As was said up above, for those of us on the outside looking in, these seemingly insignificant photos and videos are VERY significant to us. And I thank you with my whole heart. <3