Africa is the eldest of the Kivus and she really had no trouble at all in settling in. She has got wonderful hair, eats almost everyhting and is kind with everyone.
Pasa is the only male of the group. He has lost most of his hair which is now growing back. He doesn’t like to eat much but drinks a lot of milk!
He wants people to stay with him constantly, is always seeking human contact and, at the beginning, he didn’t get on well with Dian, the youngest of the Kivus… They very often fought.
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Dian is the youngest. She has wonderful hair too and is very independent.
She doesn’t like to stay in the arms or to be hugged too often.
For the last few days, the three of them have had the opportunity to go and stay in the open air enclosure of our quarantine where they can play, climb up trees, hide in high grasses, etc.
top: Africa & Dian below: Pasa
But they aren’t alone as baby Maïka sometimes takes part in these new games and enjoys staying with the Kivus.
Because of her very young age, Maïka still is with us at home but regularly goes to the project to be in touch with the others. Her place isn’t in our living room: she’s doing fine now and must learn to stay among others of her own kind…
Before I end, I wish to thank Chantal, our best friend and also our volunteer, for some of the nice pictures she shared with us on this blog.
Thanks also to all of you who are reading and supporting us. Don’t forget that your support is crucial to the development and for the evolution of the JACK Project,