Now that it’s cooled off a bit, the chimps in Negra’s group are spending a little more time on the hill. We started the day with a breakfast forage, which lured Negra out of her nest and into the great outdoors.
After spending a considerable amount of time foraging, she decided to take the remainder of her breakfast to go and made her way back to the comfort of her greenhouse nest.
Burrito and Jamie also stuffed their mouths with fruit, including apples from our very own orchard that Diana picked the other night.
This is a good example of why we don’t forage all of the chimps’ meals – there’s just no controlling how much each will get! There’s a good chance Jamie’s got some food in her feet as well. I guess it takes a lot of calories to fuel all those walks around the hill.
Missy, who will turn 46 on Monday, set out to demonstrate that age has no bearing one’s athletic abilities.
Jody agreed, adding that she had never been very athletic, even when she was younger.
Nevertheless, she eventually made it to the top of Negra’s cabin to search for more treats.
Annie sought a bird’s eye view of the action.
Later, Jamie, Burrito, Missy, and I went for a walk around the hill, stopping momentarily to reenact the scene from the original Charlie’s Angels poster.
For a short while, Burrito led the way. Nothing keeps this guy down for long.
Jody caught up to us at the top of the hill, but broke away soon after to snack on a few wild rose hips.
We have a quick favor to ask: The chimps are once again running low on blankets, so we’d love it if you would consider donating a few from our wish list. Annie would be most grateful…and so would we! (Edit 8/21: The blankets have all been purchased off of our wish list – thank you all!)