Salon time

March 4th, 2017 by Diana

This is the closest that J.B. has ever come to getting a manicure…



Jamie grooming JB


Jamie with tool grooming JB


close up Jamie intent grooming JB

8 Responses to “Salon time”

  1. Jo says:

    Love it!! Thank you sooooo much for this wonderful peek into what goes on there! Hugs to you all!

  2. Pam says:

    Oh, I love her! What care and diligence she shows, and what grace and honor you demonstrate in accepting her grooming. I love the way she moves her mouth as she concentrates on using the tool. She’s really something; you all are. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Julie Harwell says:

    The intelligence in her eyes is breathtaking!

  4. Kathleen says:

    As someone who has had manicures, I would pay anything to have Jamie groom my hands! Nowhere else would I experience such attention to detail. What a wonderful experience. J.B.. I bet you feel like a new person right?! I love you Jamie, you are an amazing person.

  5. Barbara says:

    Do they ever groom each other’s hands? I have seen Jamie filing her own nails but does she ever try to file the nails of anyone else?

    • Diana says:

      Interesting question. I haven’t seen her filing the nails of anyone else. The chimps do groom each others hands. Jamie actually doesn’t groom with the other chimps as much as you would expect her to considering her position within the group – it’s something we’ve been talking about. Mostly she is more focused on the humans, probably because of her upbringing. Thanks for the question!

  6. Arlene and Michael says:

    So interesting. It is touching to see what a connection these chimps have with their caregivers. It would seem that grooming is done when the chimps are relaxed so they must feel close to you and trust you to do that.