To protect all the chimps’ health, the sanctuary staff have been continuing to switch off with who spends their mornings working with the newcomers in quarantine. Each day we share notes on any novel behaviors we witness so we can all get a better picture of our new friends. It’s been a delight hearing updates from coworkers as the shyer chimps start to come out of their shells and we learn more about their individual personalities.
Yesterday was my chance to clean and serve in the quarantine area. I grabbed a camera after the chimps’ lunch and took advantage of a peaceful moment in the new greenhouses.