After a week of snowy conditions, there was the break in the weather where it was sunny and warm enough to celebrate today.
When Missy’s group were first given access to Young’s Hill this morning, everybody went out and explored the Hill. In fact, Negra was the first one out, if you can believe it or not! As the chimpanzees scattered across their outdoor enclosure, I saw Missy at the very top on the furthest structure surveying her domain.
Later on in the day, the weather still held out for a forage outside. Today was filled with paper eggs containing nuts, carrots, sweet potatoes, mini bell peppers, and hard boiled eggs for all!
Here is one of the paper eggs as seen in Willy B’s enclosure for reference (of course they celebrated too!):
Initially we caregivers thought Jamie’s group would run out onto the hill, grab what they could, and head back to their greenhouse since a slight, chilly breeze began to pick up. We were wrong! Every single one of them stayed out for quite some time, enjoying their forage.
On the other side of the Chimp House, both Willy B’s group and Cy’s group also enjoyed their set up.
For those who celebrate, we wish you a:
Chag Pesach sameach!