The chimpanzees received a generous donation of fruit from guests attending a Chimposium this past Sunday. The fruit looked so wonderful I decided to put some out as a dinner forage. A kind gesture like this is not only appreciated by the chimpanzees but it also serves to hearten their caregivers. As chimpanzee caregivers we work hard to ensure the chimpanzees’ lives are as fulfilling. I am, as I know the chimpanzees are, sincerely grateful for this generous gift. Here are a few pictures of the chimpanzees enjoying the fruit before their main course, almond butter sandwiches.
When I brought out the fruit the chimpanzee immediately began food grunting, a sign of excitement. This picture shows Dar with an open mouth and reaching out toward Tatu for reassurance. Tatu took Dar’s hand and gave him a kiss.