Introductions are in full swing again! Jen Feuerstein who has been consulting with us on introductions is back for the week. It was a very interesting and exciting day as we ended up doing three different introductions. This many introductions led to a busy day so I apologize for the short blog with a few photos. I do promise a video later this week of the introductions today!
Overall the introductions went well! First, we did a reintroduction of Honey B and Gordo that involved lots of playing. Next up was Willy B, Mave, Cy, and Lucky. There was some displaying at the beginning, but eventually everything calmed down and lots of loud chimp laughter could be heard from Willy B and Cy. Lucky and Mave played a little, but mostly groomed each other on the bench in the picture below. The last introduction for the day was Willy B, Honey B, Cy, and Lucky. This introduction had a minor conflict at the beginning, but was followed by some play between all, especially Honey B and Lucky. All of these chimpanzees did amazing today!
Lucky grooming Mave’s back during one of the introductions today.
Mave enjoying the Greenhouse this morning.
Negra wasn’t ready for breakfast just yet.