|Our home for the past three weeks.|
|Water Buffalo feeding time,|
|Tapirs accompanied by a Rhea.|
The big treat came at the end of the visit when we got to the chimpanzees when their feeding was being prepared. The chimps live on five islands and they are rotated among them so that they have a change in environment and so that the empty islands can be cleaned and the habitats refurbished.
There are rotating bridges that can open and close to allow them to move from island to island. We watched the feeders make preparations and the chimps eagerly watch. Then we got to watch them cross the bridge just like a group of humans would...some brave and slow and some slow and scared...to their new island. It was a great end of our whole trip.