Today, caregiver Anthony took off additional panels to the Greenhouse for Jamie’s group. In addition to more air-flow through the Greenhouse (which is why Anthony did this), this allows Jamie’s group a new angle to sneak a peak at Cy’s group (which is always very exciting).
As you can see, chimpanzees don’t spy very discretely.
Can you spot Foxie?
The seven typically like to spy on their neighbors through the Playroom 1 windows. The Playroom 1 windows give them a decent view of the Oakwood Greenhouse as well as one of the Playrooms for Cy’s group. Can you spot Burrito? He likes to set up a barrel for himself so he has seating.
I think his arm propped up on the window sill is a nice touch.
Don’t worry, Cy’s group was pretty unbothered by their nosy neighbors.
Rayne relaxing in the cool front rooms:
In our recent call out for questions or ideas for the blog, some wondered if the chimps still pay attention to the “howdy door”.
All the time!
For those unfamiliar with the “howdy door”, you can watch a video about the door here. It is a door that separates the two sides of our building and our two chimpanzee groups. Any time there is drama on one side of the building, it is nearly a guarantee that at least one chimp will try to see if they can get a peak of the action through small cracks in the “howdy door”. It is also not uncommon for the chimps to target the “howdy door” during their displays.
Willy B and “Howdy Door”: