Negra has spent more time outside today than any of the other chimps. Here at CSNW, that marks the official start of spring.
That’s because Negra is always the first to realize that the spring grass is ready to eat. A rainy March followed by a week of sun and unseasonably warm temperatures turned Young’s Hill once again into a 2-acre salad buffet. The moment Negra decides that the shoots are long enough and sweet enough to pick, she plants her butt down and eats to her heart’s content. And when the other chimps see her eating grass, they start digging in too.
But no one loves spring grass as much as Negra.
Of course, Missy can’t just sit around eating grass all day.
But she took a break long enough to pick a few of the finest blades of grass on the hill.