Jamieween is finally here! Today we celebrated the one and only Jamie’s 44th Birthday, as well as Halloween! Today was full of scarecrows, pumpkins, pomegranates, shrunken apple heads, birthday gifts for Jamie, and much much more! The chimpanzees here had quite the celebration today. Enrichment Coordinator, Chad did such a good job planning all of this for them. A huge thank you to everyone who bought items for today off of our wish list! Everything really added to the celebration today. Also, thank you to all of the care staff who helped get these great videos and photos!
I hope that Jamie and the rest of the chimpanzees here enjoyed themselves today. I know we all enjoyed watching them. Back in the day my time as an intern here only breached the surface of who Jamie is and I’m getting to know her so much better. I’m still leaning some Jamie language, but its a fun ride and it is a privilege to be able to help care for her. She is definitely a special chimpanzee.
Jamie’s group had a 2 part celebration that began in their Greenhouse. Willy B enjoyed time in the Courtyard with his scarecrow while Mave and Honey B celebrated inside. The Lucky Six enjoyed their pumpkins and Halloween bags full of things like nuts and cabbage.
Shrunken apple heads!
Jamie enjoying her pumpkin bags next to her new book.
Jamie gathering as many as she can.
Missy taking over after Jamie moved on.
Annie investigating the scarecrow.
Missy enjoying her pomegranate next to the scarecrow.
Burrito with his corn on Young’s Hill.
Foxie with her pomegranate.
Foxie made sure her doll got to enjoy the forage.
Negra found lots of Brussels sprouts.
Jody trying to carry as much as she can to enjoy her food back in the Greenhouse.
Jamie found three pomegranates!
Terry enjoying the celebration.
Lucky found some goodies.
Cy taking a break from reading.
Dora with her forage finds.
Gordo and Dora.
Rayne took hers to the Greenhouse.
Mave and Willy B are excited about pumpkins!
Mave and her pumpkin.
Honey B enjoying her stash.
Willy B found some pumpkin bags before making his way to the scarecrow.
Willy B ready to dive into the pumpkin head!
And…….Burrito ended up being the Great Pumpkin Thief this year! As you can see in the video he brought it down from a platform on Young’s Hill, but it rolled away. It ended up rolling into the fence and we had to bring everyone inside so we could get it unstuck. After spot cleaning the seven’s playroom we put it back inside to see who would grab it. Jody really wanted it and tried several times, but Burrito was the winner this year.