Yes, I haven’t been writing much these days and so sorry about this.
Franck and I have travelled in France, Belgium and Sweden in order to present our NGO and to attend several lectures and meetings.
I am already preparing different blogs about what happened this last month and because it takes quite a lot of time to go through all the pictures I will first update on some chimps you know of our group.
Remember, end of June, a strong male called Mwisho had been introduced together with Coco. In about one month time, both have settled in very well especially Mwisho who is now slowly taking over the dominance of the group.
Introduction of Mwisho last June
Chita had been the oldest and biggest male we have started with after the fire. Every new comer had to be approved by Chita and Chita was running the group as a ‘’very cool good chap ». He was extremely pacific and maybe too pacific as to run the group with power and strength!
Since Mwisho’s arrival, a lot of things have changed. The attitude of the whole group is completely different from before as now the ‘boss’ (=Mwisho) is feared by respect. Wherever Mwisho goes, the others open him the path and follow him! Amazing!
He’s the one who is eating first and once finished, he checks whether Tongo has had something to eat.
Tongo is staying close to Mwisho
As mentioned previously, Mwisho has also become Tongo’s main protector. Being still the youngest baby of the group, feeding time for Tongo was “struggle” time as some older members of the group used to steal his food from him.
Today, no one dares doing this again.
Mwisho stands close to Tongo and collects food for the young baby.
At night, the big male takes the baby on his back and brings the little one in his nest. If Tongo decides to leave the nest and to have a walk, Mwisho starts crying and takes him back in his arms…
Shasa carrying Tongo
Tongo doesn’t have to walk a lot – there’s always someone wishing to carry him on his/her back…. I think he is very spoiled and loved.
Tongo in Wimbi’s arms
The following pictures are lovely! I like the way Tongo and Kala (right) are demanding for a big hug….
I’ll come back soon and sorry again for this delay in posting,