Terry is officially back with his group!
Last week, Terry had to undergo surgery for a fractured tooth. While surgery went very well, he remained isolated away from his group so he could have time to properly heal. Since then, Terry has spent lots of time resting, enjoying soft foods, grooming with caregivers, watching movies, and working on enrichment puzzles. Despite doing our best to keep Terry busy, he has been itching to get back with his group. He’s a very social guy, after all!
Yesterday, Terry was able to have a quick play date with Honey B! While he needed an extra day from his entire group to heal, laughter and chase with Honey B may have been the perfect medicine! Here are some photos I took of Honey B and Terry playing chase yesterday. They wouldn’t sit still for one moment, so apologies for the blurs.
Terry and Honey B play date:
Today, Dr. Erin gave Terry the all-clear to go back with the rest of his group! Woohoo!
Here are some photos of Terry and his group when they were reunited. They were so excited to have him back. Lots of hugs occurred!
Rayne (L), Cy (back), and Terry (front):
Terry and Lucky:
On the other side of the building, Jamie’s group has been out enjoying Young’s Hill. As soon as the door to the hill was opened, Burrito, Jamie, Jody, Missy, and Annie ran out on the hill. Foxie chose to watch them from the Greenhouse and Negra decided to stay in the warm Playroom.
I would also like to announce an exciting event! Next Sunday, January 22nd, 2023 at 1pm PT, we will be hosting a discussion on Positive Reinforcement Training (PRT). Anthony (Health and Behavior Coordinator) and I (Behavior Technician) will be discussing how we use PRT to help health and wellness at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. This discussion will include a live virtual visit in the chimp house. Please join us!
Link to reserve your spot here!