Happy Fourth of July everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your day. I know we did here at the chimp house. The first part of the celebration involved all of the chimps receiving a mid afternoon treat of dixie cups scattered around their enclosures. These were filled with blue Gatorade, strawberries, and blueberries to follow the theme of the day. This was a big hit and Rayne was sooooo excited! She was the fist one over to get as many Gatorade cups as she could.
All of the chimpanzees enjoyed a celebration lunch of corn, tomatoes, and heads of Romaine lettuce. The corn was a huge hit all around! A few of the Lucky Six were a little weary of the corn at first until they got a taste of it. Then it was pure excitement. There was a nice breeze today and it was “cooler” than last week, so the seven got to enjoy their lunch as a forage on Young’s Hill. During forages I like to see what each chimp searches for first. Today it was everything! They were gathering as much corn and romaine as they could carry in their arms and mouth! The tomatoes went very quickly and Missy was quite happy. A lot of the chimps take their findings back to the Greenhouse and eat in the shade.
Cooler weather and celebrations make some pretty happy chimps and that makes us caregivers happy as well.
Blue Gatorade with strawberries and blueberries in each one.
Jamie enjoying the Gatorade and fruit.
In the excitment before their forage on the hill I caught Burrito and Negra in a play session.
Burrito enjoying the first head of Romaine he found.
Negra went straight to this spot.
Jody usually wins the award for most food she can carry.
Foxie climbing to grab more corn on the platform above.
Annie enjoying her corn back in the Greenhouse.
Look at Missy’s pile!
Jamie found lots of corn to keep her occupied for awhile.
Diana helped get photos of the three while serving lunch. They were also super excited about the corn!
Bonus photo of Rayne that JB was able to capture yesterday.