Yes, most of you know about the latest little baby chimp who has arrived at JACK thanks to the help of Samantha. Mapima is the baby chimpanzee that was seized in Goma. You can read more about her on http://gorilla.cd/
Mapima had a good journey with Faustin and safely arrived in Lubumbashi.
Mapima arriving at the Lubumbashi airport
She is actually very young (no canines which means she is less than 1 year old!!!) and she is the youngest and smallest chimp J.A.C.K. has ever welcomed….
As the poor little one had to adjust herself to her new environment, she was rather aggressive at the beginning. Especially with human females. Faustin was the only person who could hug her and take care of her.
Today, Mapima has been introduced to Kimo, the other baby one that arrived in November from Kinshasa, and they are spending their quarantine together at my place because of the rainy weather… Because Faustin is due to leave tomorrow, he has already started keeping his distance from the little chimp. Josefine and one of our keepers are both now taking care of the two babies. You can read more about Kimo on Josefine’s blog
Mapima (left) and Kimo
If the power and the Internet connection are fine tomorrow, I’ll try to send you more info with an update on Tongo and Jane as well.
Mapima is the 19th chimpanzee at J.A.C.K. Each baby represents an average of 150USD a month (food, medical assistance, staff salaries). If each of you could give at least 1 USD, you’d make the difference!!!
Thank you for them!!!