Foxie has a love/hate relationship with dolls. Sometimes she seems scared of them, and she will attack them with a rapid series of karate chops to the torso (very impressive). But then she will carry them around for the rest of the day and even nest with them. Today, Foxie carried this troll doll around in her “pelvic pocket”, an area between the hip and the thigh where chimps like to hold objects.
Burrito can look so innocent sometimes. I took this photo two minutes after he ran through the group, hitting the girls indiscriminately (as far as I could tell) as he went. Negra was very upset. But minutes later, everything was quiet again. Such is life in the chimp world… J.B.