“Siestas” in Spanish originate from the Latin phrase “hora sexta” or sixth hour and suggest a brief midday rest after being up and about for six hours. In some areas in the Mediterranean siesta time is taken very seriously and can happen any time from noon to 5pm. During this time it is not unusual to find markets, stores, pharmacies with their doors closed to the public and a “be back in one hour sign”. Many parts of the world have incorporated these breaks into their daily lives and some studies conducted in the Mediterranean even show the relation between napping and good diet, healthier aging and having higher activity levels. Back home in Puerto Rico siestas are a big thing after work, school, or during lunch breaks and a Sunday afternoon without a nap is definitely not complete. The US has caught on and has come up with the term power naps and the chimps approve. Here at the sanctuary, there’s no specific time for nap time but personally it fills my heart to see individuals peacefully resting surrounded by their peers. I hope these fill your hearts as well!
Cy and Lucky resting in the front rooms
Dora resting in the front rooms
Foxie resting in the green house
Lucky about to nap
Negra resting in the green house
Rayne resting in the front room
Special shout out to all of those who have bought blankets from the wish list! We are still in need of more and as you all can see the chimps really appreciate them.
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