Large and In Charge

Large and In Charge

Thiele, Chimps Inc.’s largest resident, is a big girl in every way. Big heart, big personality, and, obviously, big belly. You would think that such a large creature would have to heave herself around from place to place but Thiele is surprisingly agile, gracefully swinging from one place to another, and always landing smoothly, never toppling over like Jackson or flat out falling off benches like CJ. We were lucky enough to catch Thiele’s grace in action the other day when she somehow managed to balance her hefty weight on top of a spinning blue enrichment barrel without sliding off, and perhaps even more impressively, doing it all with poise. Since I’m sure I would have immediately fallen right off of it if I had tried myself, it was incredibly impressive to see her manage it so effortlessly.

Rachel, Senior Caregiver