Walking with Jamie and Burrito

October 21st, 2017 by Diana

The day after the success of Giving Day for Apes was a beautiful fall day at the sanctuary. I joke that the chimpanzees are truly Pacific Northwest chimps because they seem to love cool overcast days the most.

Whenever I go up to the chimp house, I expect that I will go on a walk with Jamie – it’s what she likes to do. On this day, Burrito was even more eager to walk than Jamie! In fact, as the video reveals, the three of us did three rounds around the hill, with some meandering in between for those two.

I know that Burrito had no idea we were promoting his story and people were donating in his honor, but it was fitting that he was in such a great, enthusiastic, full-of-life, mood.

Thank you again for everyone who donated and helped exceed our goal!

Enjoy your walk with Burrito and Jamie!



6 Responses to “Walking with Jamie and Burrito”

  1. Nicole Moore says:

    Thanks for letting me go on a walk with you today. Loved it!

  2. Kathleen says:

    My heart followed them, every step of the way. That was so beautiful, and so endearing, every step (even Missy’s lightening fast steps) a joy to observe. Thank you CSNW, for giving them the simple gift of walking with a friend (or should I say family member).

  3. elaine reininger says:

    Thank for the printed captions–it points out things like the well worn path and the stick carried by Mr.

  4. Chris says:

    Whew! I was worn out by the end of this walk! 🙂 What a great way for everyone to get their exercise! Does Jamie always insist that someone accompany her on her walks or will she occasionally go by herself or with one of the other chimps instead of a caregiver? I love that Jamie likes to be in charge of EVERYONE!

    • Diana says:

      Jamie will go on her own, or with other chimpanzees, but she does usually try to enlist a human to join on the walks, and of course, we have to be wearing Jamie-approved footwear before we go.