I decided today to share with you some moments we had this evening at feeding time. The chimpanzees were waiting to go inside their neight enclosure in order to get their last milk of the day. Sometimes they are very quite and patient. But tonight, maybe because I was recording, it was a very very noisy time.
The chimp making that impatient noise you’ll hear is Kala. He’s the one who usually is impatient and gives the alarm to the others to say « hey guys! milk is ready! « .
Also, nearly at the end of the movie, you’ll see a very little one hesitating to go into the night enclosure: it’s TONGO! And JANE is the one who comes out again to fetch baby TONGO and who will last get inside… and chased again by Chita, the dominant male…
Now, have a look at what happens inside when they are being fed…
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Feeding time doesn’t last for hours and when milk is finished, they get some food, prepare their nests and go to sleep…
Kala (top)prepared a nice nest and Tongo (below) prefered the hammock.
GOOD NIGHT !!!