Cherries All Around

Cherries All Around

Yesterday the chimps all got a special treat- loads of cherries raining down from the sky. All interns had the opportunity to toss cherries over the tops of enclosures from a safe distance. Patti enjoyed foraging through the Big Outdoors finding as many as she could while dodging those still being thrown to her, raining down from above. Thiele preferred to sit and have us throw them directly to her. Jackson, being the subordinate, had to wait until the girls had had their fill before coming down to grab some and catch a couple as well. Out Front Emma and Herbie were foraging on the ground and pulling through the cherries stuck in the top bars. CJ, like Thiele, just sat and waited for us to throw them through the mesh to her. However, our aim was not the best, often bouncing back to us or falling below the platform she sat on. She let us know her frustration by throwing a cup of water back at us. Herbie however was showing his gratitude with many little chirps, a sound made from excitement. However I think we had as much fun giving all the chimps the cherries as they did receiving them!

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Clara, Intern