Chimps With Darkest Pasts Light Up When They See Snow
The weather has turned frigid in the Pacific Northwest, and the rescued chimps at a sanctuary there, like everyone else in the region, are snuggling in and staying warm.
So caretakers brought the snow to them.
"We all woke up to a couple inches of snow this morning and while the chimpanzees were not interested in going outside today," the sanctuary blogged on Tuesday, "they were interested in eating the snow!"
Foxie, a retired lab chimp who declined to collect her own snow, decided to have a person do it for her. She "sat at the window blowing raspberries with gusto" until a caretaker came hauling a bucket of the fluffy white snow.
Some chimps relished in playing with the crystallized fistfuls of snow, while others simply enjoyed the cool and refreshing snack.
"What a kick!" one person commented on the blog post. "Fantastic pictures. Just like my grandkids."
Everyone knows the first snow days of the year are truly magical.
And we mean everyone.