How to entertain your chimpanzee friends

During the day I really enjoy the opportunity to share quiet moments with the chimpanzees as well as rowdy ones. One dayTatu and I looked through pictures together on the digital camera that we use to take most of our pictures. Then, after scrolling through what was available, we took some pictures of each other. (I pushed all the buttons but Tatu helped with composition.)

Here is a picture I took of Tatu:


And here is a picture Tatu “took” of me:


I think she definitely came out the better of the two of us!

Tatu and I have repeated this game a number of times now and she really seems to enjoy it. Here is another I took of her first:


And here are the ones she “took:”

Kaeley (background) & Me (foreground)

Kaeley (background) & Me (foreground)



Me (foreground) & Meg (background)

Me (foreground) & Meg (background)


About Lisa Anne

Lisa is the part-time chimpanzee caregiver at CHCI. She graduated in 2008 from CWU with a Bachelor of Science in Primate Behavior and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Lisa brings a variety of skills and experience from her life prior to CWU, including jobs in real estate, consumer credit counseling, and at She is also trained as a doula and an elementary school teacher and participates as a skater on her local roller derby league.
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