Is it possible to have too much liquid? I know it is, but I don’t think it’s even remotely possible in this weather.
Today, I helped dig a ditch for a bathtub; the four
Barbary macaques will enjoy a nice cool soak to escape
the sun. After that, it was my turn to have cuddle time with Oma. Oma is a
rather elderly (about 25 years old) macaque who has spent most of her life
around humans and, as a result, has very little idea of how to be a monkey. She
loves human contact, so much so that cuddle time is a part of the regular
schedule. I was warned not to make eye contact and to let her come to me. I
needn’t have been concerned. She came straight over, pulled off my baseball
cap, climbed onto my shoulder and spent most of the next hour grooming me. She
was fascinated by my hair and also spent time licking my ears, grooming my arms,
and then laying back to let me groom her. I didn’t have my camera with me so I
promise to take my phonecam with me next time (my new Nikon is way too nice to
risk in the enclosure).