Those that regularly follow the blog might remember that my daughter Luna was born just before the pandemic took hold of this country (January 2020). I wrote about her first visit to the sanctuary in this blog last year. At the time,Honey B was particularly interested in her and wanted to get a closer look.
Luna, now a curious toddler, got a (special daughter of staff) opportunity to visit the chimps again last month. This time, for the chimps’ safety and hers, we visited through the windows in our new enclosed mechanical room. This room gives us a convenient little peek into two areas inhabited by Honey B’s group and Cy’s group.
Somehow Honey B seemed to already know about her little visitor and was waiting at the window to greet her.
For those that know Honey B well (and have been repeatedly dowsed with mouthfuls of smoothie spit directly in their face), it’s a little bit odd that she seems to show a gentler side to smaller humans. We’ve joked that perhaps she’s planning a long con so she can entrap Luna in an eternal squeeze. We’ll never really know, but for now, I choose to believe she just really likes children.