The quality of the video above is not the greatest. But what’s contained in it is so uplifting. Seeing chimpanzees do something they’ve never had the chance to do before, and celebrating that with each other, is what it’s all about.
All of the chimpanzees in Cy’s group were bred as a means to a human end – to be used in biomedical research. And now look at them, living their own lives.
Thank you all for being a part of this new sanctuary life and all the adventures in their future!
Linda C says
So exciting that Mr Willy B now has company out there!
Three to go! C’mon, Honey B, Mavis, Dora. Whatchoo waitin’ for!?
Linda C says
Why do I get the feeling that Lucky was one of those chimps that had an outdoor adventure back at wws? Come on, Deanna, tell us!
Yes, please Deanna, share that Great Escape story with us. 🙂
We all know that great feeling of soft grass on shoeless feet. And, now these chimps do too. Bravo to their amble in the Bray.
Just seeing healthy chimps having the option to move around freely in wide open spaces is wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us and all the great care the staff always provides.
So NOT “just another day”…. heartwarming to the bottom of my soul.
The hug! Too wonderful. And to think I worried about Lucky when I learned about her anxious scooting. Lucky sure doesn’t appear to be anxious now. She’s strutting, not scooting! And Rayne is such an explorer. Seeing Willy B outside with the others is the best of all. I think J.B. Needs to build a new, wider boardwalk. That’s going to get crowded when (or so I hope) all nine are outside at once.
So, how proud are all you caregivers feeling right about now?! Well done! Look what you’ve made possible. Amazing!
So good to see them enjoyng their new adventures. I was laughing at Willy B’s first sortie…..he may have conquered his agrophobia, but he was placing his feet so carefully on that grass….you can’t be too careful!! His curiosity about those logs though, spurred him on. Now he’s got friends to support him. Do you plan more yummy forages to encourage them out there?
Julie Medrano says
Since I interacted with these chimps in their previous living situation, I am so, so happy that they now live in surroundings that are different daily with new experiences, surroundings, and loving people!! Seeing them happy helps alleviate the sense of loss!
Can’t wait to see Mave, Dora and Honey B out there!
Elaine Reininger says
Loved the hug; indication of happiness.
what was that skinny creature lurking in the background at the end of the film…?
So fabulous! Thanks much for sharing this footage of the newest explorations. That they have the freedom to choose whether to be in or out is the best part and I’m sure Mave, Dora and Honey B will follow suit eventually. I love that sweet quick hug of reassurance! And we have months ahead for new adventures before the weather turns bad again so I’m sure much progress will be made. Woohoo! So heartwarming…:):):)