Zookeeper Report

Tanzie at Play

Tanzie at Play

Tanzania or Tanzie for short is a very active and rambunctious adolescent.  Many times she is the ruler of the chimps as all the adults seem succumb to her whims; some might call her “fresh” :-).  She has mommy, daddy and Auntie Jingles looking after her and of course keeping her entertained.  We do help them by providing daily enrichment for all the chimpanzees.  Many of our visitors have asked us “what is that in their habitat”…well we are constantly providing all forms of enrichment for them to explore, play with and destroy!  A lot of times there will be treats inside the enrichment where you will see them use tools to forage them out.  Tanzie is very active and you can see her swinging from the tree, doing flips and somersaults in the grass, climbing, spinning and jumping all over…even on top of the other chimps.  We think her chimp family adores and spoils her!  Of course, we do too!