Dear Friends of JACK,
VIDA is still in her quarantine period and hasn’t been introduced yet!
This little girl has now a well established routine and stays at the sanctuary during day with Papa Augustin and every nights comes back to our place because of her young age and of the chilly nights.
Yes, every morning, I wake up Vida. Papa Augustin arrives at 7.15 am to organise Vida’s day. I usually give her her first milk bottle or Papa Augustin does.
Then, at 7.30 am, Franck drives them to J.A.C.K. where Vida has her playground in a bushy area of the complex.
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Papa Augustin very often walks around the different enclosures so that Vida gets used to the other chimpanzees of our sanctuary.
It’s high time Vida joined the infant group as she’s being too spoiled now by humans.
Being at the sanctuary keeps Vida busy and makes her feel tired. Papa Augustin feeds her, plays with her and always keeps an eye on her even when Vida sleeps…
At the end of the day, I drive Vida back home where she gets her last treats before going into her night crate. Not that we absolutely want to have a chimp in our house, but Vida also comes home because we still don’t have the appropriate infrastructure (nursery?) yet at the sanctuary. A new container has been recently donated and is going to be transformed into a small nursery…
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The next step for Vida will be to enjoy life among the others of the infant group but I’ll tell you more about this once Vida’s introduction starts…