The Chimps Prepare For Halloween

The Chimps Prepare For Halloween

Around the sanctuary we take holidays pretty seriously. Since the beginning of October, the sanctuary has been decorated for Halloween, full of pumpkins, spider webs, and skeletons. It seems now that the chimps are getting into the spirit too! While making meals today, intern Wyatt and I heard a lot of commotion coming from the upstairs indoor playhouse. When we finally peeked through the window to see what was going on, we found Topo racing (at Topo speed) around the room, over and over, with Jackson chasing him wearing a sheet over his head! Was Jackson pretending to be a ghost? Maybe not exactly but there was definitely some imagination and humor on his part as a sheet over your whole body, including your face, is certainly not practical for a game of chase. Topo laughed as Jackson chased him (slowing down to Topo speed) and I tried to stifle my own laughter watching them with mild disbelief at this game. Even after two years at the sanctuary, the minds of these chimps still surprise me every day.

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Kaleigh R., Caregiver