First of all, know that the flu is almost gone and that we now feel less under pressure! It is still raining a lot but we do all what we can to have the chimps dry.
Now, let me introduce you Coco and Mwisho. I have talked about them already in different posts and today these two young and strong males are being presented to Chita (dominant male) and to Bachi (second male of the main group). They have recently left the quarantine area and are in the transition enclosure we use for presentations.
Coco did’t matter at all to meet the two males of the main group. He even looked happy to see other faces than Mwisho’s!
Mwisho at the beginning was terribly scared of Chita. He shouted and curled up his lips as to show his fear.
[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/BhYFukmj5mM" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
But after a few sessions, he now seems more confident and submitted to Chita.
Chita and Bachi haven’t expressed much aggressiveness. Bachi just hit the bars separating both groups, but none tried to bite nor fight. We still keep bars in between them and soon these will be taken away so that real introduction can take place. I’ll tell you more about this later on.
[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/HJ5QWqiyPBk" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
As to update on Doguy’s eyes, it is a real catastrophe. Two vets only gave us their opinion and advised to put drops in Doguy’s eyes. But can you imagine how difficult it is to keep a young chimp quiet to put drops in his eyes? Could anyone give us some tips, because we feel lost!