Yesterday we made an attempt to introduce Foxie and Burrito to the existing larger group. As Diana said yesterday, it did not go quite the way we wanted it to go. Today has been a quiet day of rest, recovery and reevaluation as we come up with the plan for our next move.
Yesterday was intense and stressful for all, with many of the chimps coming away with injuries. Thankfully, we will not need to anesthetize anyone for serious medical intervention. We are monitoring everyone closely and providing any necessary oral medications. Burrito came away with the most wounds and is going to need a few days alone in the front rooms to heal. He got a visit from Willy B this afternoon (separated by caging) and was very happy to spend a little quiet time with the big guy.
As it stands now, Negra, Willy B, Mave and Honey B are together in the playroom (with greenhouse access) and the rest of the girls have moved over to the Phase 1 building.