In Awe of the Chimps

In Awe of the Chimps

A sunny pre-fall day last Thursday, during my volunteer time and Jackson and Herbie were in the  front enclosure…Jackson was wanting to have caregiver Kaleigh chase him. I had never seen the chimps run and play…what a sight!! Jackson chased Kaleigh and wanted to be chased, such fun human to chimp and vice versa, interaction. Moments later, Herbie decided to make a change to those games and grabbed a kiddy pool, flip it on it’s upper side and drag it across the hard dirt for 10-15 minutes, creating a bit of dust but also, making a sounds of construction and work…I had not seen any of the chimps before, just stick-with making such a ruckus.

And later, to see Patty in the big outdoors, standing after finding a stick, she poked it into an enclosure to fish some food out of it. They are so smart!!

I’m in awe every day I’m here!
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Kim, Volunteer