A wadge

April 20th, 2017 by Anna

In the wild, chimpanzees will store chewed up fibrous materials (called a wadge) in their bottom lips. This way they can suck every last bit of juice out of tough, chewy plants. Just like their free-living counterparts, the Cle Elum 7 wadge fibrous things such as alfalfa cubes, pine tree needles, cattail leaves and other edible plants. They seem to enjoy eating their dry primate chow this way, stuffing their lips full and adding water so they can slowly savor the flavor.

Jody is fond of all things fibrous, including pineapple peel, seen here:

One Response to “A wadge”

  1. Kathleen says:

    How cute is she in these photos?! Jody is just so lovely. Look at her eyes in the last two photos, you can see her concentrating on her pineapple peel!

    A juicy wadge of pineapple peel sounds prickly but fun.