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From the CSNW Blog
Fresh Picked Greens
There has been a lot of talk these past few weeks regarding spring and the emergence of fresh green grass. Warm weather (minus the wind) and the appearance of the fresh grass signify the onset of spring here at the sanctuary. Most spring mornings the chimpanzees can be found lounging on the deck in the Greenhouse, where the morning sun shines on them. This morning when staff member Katelyn and I walked up to the Greenhouse to greet the chimps, most of them lined up and gestured toward the grass growing just on the other side of the caging. We happily picked a few handfuls for them to enjoy as their morning snack. After lunch, most of the chimps ventured out onto Young's Hill, their 2-acre outdoor enclosure. Jamie and Missy set off on one (of many) walks around the hill, while Annie, Burrito, Foxie and Jody searched the ground for fresh grass and plants to eat. Annie found a stash of fresh plants to forage on. Jody (right) joined Annie (left). And then along came Burrito (far right). Jody left the spot where her and Annie were sitting and gathered stalks of grass on her way back to the Greenhouse. And then she made herself comfortable on the deck to enjoy her grass. While everyone else went back inside, Annie ventured further uphill to continue her foraging.
Watch what five years of sanctuary means to seven chimpanzees.