Last week one of our supporters very excitingly asked when expansion work was going to begin, and I’m happy to inform everyone that today was the day. During the morning, Gary’s Sage Mechanical crew came in to do some work on top of Young’s Hill. This meant that Jamie and her six friends could not go out on the hill during that time but that did not mean that they were unaware that some humans were in need of chimp supervision. After work concluded and it was safe to give them access to the hill, Jamie, Annie, Missy, Foxie, Burrito and Jody sprinted up the hill to assess the situation. Jody went back inside the safety of the green house shortly after, might have been too scary of a situation. On the way up Missy asked for reassurance from all her friends. First from Burrito, then Jamie, and finally from Foxie who gladly complied. Annie was the first one to arrive and climbed up the Twister to get a better view. Jamie, of course, was very excited to see new people but more excited about seeing new boots.
Foxie reassuring Missy on the way up to check out the expansion work.
Missy and Foxie looking at Jody as she turns around to go back into the safety of the green house.
Foxie and Jamie looking at J.B. and the members of Sage Mechanical…and their boots.
Gary’s nephew, who has a background in forestry, Gary, and J.B. smiling for the camera.
Annie supervising from the Twister platform.
After brief visual inspection, the construction boots pass the test and are worthy of a run around the hill.
On the other side of the chimp house:
Rayne eating green apples during breakfast this morning. Courtesy of caregiver Sam.
Dora resting in one of the front rooms.
Rayne in the green house taking advantage of the break from the rain that we got today.