Jackson the Innovator

Jackson the Innovator

Jackson has such a fun personality. He is always looking for new ways to entertain himself whether it is carrying around a stuff animal to play catch with a caregiver or swinging upside down and around the enclosures trying to get the other chimps riled up to play a game of chase. Today after the staff was done cleaning the Big Outdoor enclosure, Jackson was spotted stuffing the plastic hose from a bicycle pump into a water bottle. He wasn’t content once the first few inches hit the bottom but felt compelled to try and fit the whole hose which was about a foot and a half into the small water bottle. He was laughing while the caregivers observed him and had a look on his face of “oh you don’t think I’ll fit the whole hose in here?” With enough determination and finesse he was successful with his mission and moved on to his next task of entertaining himself. Whenever staff or a volunteer need a good laugh you can be sure to find them observing Jackson.

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Scott S., Caregiver