Queenie fits her name, in that she displays regal behavior when she interacts with care staff. She is polite when waiting her turn for treats and extends her hand in the air as if to say, “May I be next?” She is a very attractive chimpanzee and is well liked by the males in her group, as well as those in neighboring groups!
Queenie is excellent at catching food when it is thrown her. She has the ability to catch anything she wants, but she will either withdraw her hand or throw something back at you if it isn’t something she likes! She also has great balancing skills, as many of the chimpanzees do, often perching on top of one of the thin telephone poles in her play yard to observe people or wait for the bananas and oranges she enjoys!