Primate Zookeeper Michelle Reports

We have been very grateful that the weather has been mild so far! The primates are loving it! Tanzie, our toddler chimpanzee has discovered “rolling” and “somersaults”! She’s discovered that if she starts at the top of her hill, she can roll longer and faster all the way down.  She does get dizzy at the bottom, but runs right up to do it again! Check out our Facebook post to see a short video of her rolling skills! The new siamang exhibit is well under way and the Siamangs just arrived! They are inside a new winter enclosure where it is nice and warm.  We have a wonderful family unit with a mom, dad, and 2 year old!  The toddler reminds us of Tanzie with the playful demeanor and curiosity! They’ve adjusted very well to their new home and are doing great!  We’ve also had a pair of Red Ruffed Lemurs arrive and they are so beautiful and have lots of personality! They are doing great also.  We can’t wait to see what is next and share them with you when we open next season! We are looking for donations of blankets, sheets, towels, and toys for the Holidays (used is fine)! Thank You  (Below Mama, Papa, & Toddler Siamang)