Last Monday should have been D-Day for the little ones of my place to be moved back to the Refuge.
Unfortunately, Kimo started slight fever again Sunday evening and temperatures have been between 38° and 38°9 since then.
Kimo playing with water
The climate is changing as days become hotter now without any breeze of fresh air(yesterday 37° in the shadow). It has been so dry for the last 3 months and Kimo has horrible cracks on his feet which are bleeding. In addition, Kimo pulls out any piece of dry skin which makes it soar and obliges him to walk with closed fists!
Kimo walking with his toes closed because of the pain
Kimo’s fever, according to our vet, is caused by the adjusting of his body to the new climate but also because of the pain of his cracks. Pain can provoke stress and stress can give slight fever.
So, Kimo and his mates are still staying with us: Papa Augustin is taking care of the 3 of them and so does Carole, a friend from France who has come to visit us.
Santa, Maïka are fine and no new sick chimps have been found in our main group at the Refuge. The ‘Kivu 4’ have recovered too and are again playful and full of energy!
The chimps are now enjoying the first warm days of our Summer.
Hope this year won’t be too hot as last year the group and our team really suffered of the heat!
Thank you all for reading and for helping us,