Friday, June 19, 2009

Monkey Business

So, we were at the chimpanze exhibit at the zoo and the kids are looking at this one chimp laying right next to the window. Her butt looked pretty gross; the kids kept saying "ieuwwwww, look at her butt, what is wrong with it?" The adults were speculating about whether or not she was giving birth. Well, we got our answer when a male chimpanze mounted her for the ride of his life right there in front of the window. It was a scene right out of national geographic-uncensored. Turns out it is mating season and the female was in heat.

"When a female chimpanzee comes into heat - or into estrus, as a scientist would say - the sex skin of her genital area becomes swollen...." Click here for image. Well, I am not a scientist, but-
You Think??

The exhibit cleared so fast as the parents ushered their children out from in front of the window that you would have thought that a bomb went off. Nature at its finest is not always pretty!


MomToo said...

Between us adults, the reason it is so big...the guys couldn't hit it otherwise cause they are just tooooo excited!
Seriously, wonder what trauma all those kids suffered? Better yet, how did the parents do answering all those questions later???

The Pitter Patter Boutique said...

LOL! Sean was cracking up when he read this. P.S. Read my email Woman!

Amy said...

OMG! That is too funny!

Gengirl said...

I am SO thankful that there were no questions from mine!!!! How did yours do?