Written by Shannon Wallin
Another exciting Valentines Day has come and gone. This year we had two sponsors, Jennifer Humphreys and Matthew Barth, donate towards the party. Matthew donated in the name of his wife, Jess Hartel, who is a former graduate student and is now off doing great and wonderful things in Africa. With the donated money we were able to buy lots of fun valentine decorations, apple juice, chocolate covered marshmallow treats, strawberries, blueberries, grapes, bananas, and onions. We put the treats in plastic heart bags and taped them up on the walls. We froze the juice in little heart shaped containers. The chimpanzees got very excited about the party as they watched us decorate the East playroom. When they went out everyone was food grunting and Tatu was so excited she was food squeaking. They loved their Valentine’s treats. Thank you Jennifer and Matthew for thinking of the chimpanzees!