First Week With The Chimps

First Week With The Chimps

My first week here has been great and quite the learning experience! I have been getting to know all the chimps and figuring out what they like. I love watching them enjoy their enrichments and playing with each other. As each day passes I can see how each and every one of them has a unique and amazing personality. Topo is so playful and watches everything that happens, while Jackson is becoming the typical teenage boy it has been so amusing to watch him swing across the yard and playing chase.

As the weather has been warming up, it has been so great to watch Thiele forage through hay in a kiddie pool outside to find treats! At first she started out slow and picked through delicately to find them but then decided it was too slow and ended up just throwing the hay to the side, spreading it out and finding all the treats much quicker! It was also a great experience to get Thiele and everyone moving outdoors in the sunshine by throwing out some extra pineapple skins!

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Taylor, Intern