Supporters often ask us caregivers if we have “favorites” among the sixteen chimpanzees who reside at the sanctuary. I refuse to answer.
Any caregiver worth their salt responds to this common line of inquiry with a prudent, noncommittal reply. It would be irresponsible for us to grow more attached to one chimp than the others, compromising our efforts to maintain objectivity when discussing important Chimp House matters. Each individual is unique and lovable in their own way, and we caregivers form special relationships with all of them. If you’re digging for evidence of favoritism, you’d be better off asking a parent to reveal their favorite child.
Even if I did have a favorite chimpanzee to work with and care for, it’s not like I could ever admit that… especially not on the blog!
On a completely unrelated note, I’ve included, like, sixty-eight photos of Honey B for no reason in particular.