This is Mave.
And this is Gordo.
Today we continued introductions by doing a one on one with Mave and Gordo. It has been a while since either chimp has done an intro, especially Gordo. He just never seems to be around when we shift for intros, but today he just waltzed into the Mezzanine and I closed the door. Gordo and Mave have met before through other intros, but today was the first time they both were really interactive with each other! When they saw each other they immediately met at the mesh to start grooming. I was waiting for a natural break between them to open the door, but I think they could have sat and groomed each other for hours. Eventually, we opened the door and they greeted each other warmly, but separated for some time. Gordo is a shy guy, so we decided maybe they need alone time. We stepped into the foyer to watch on the camera and within a few minutes they started grooming and playing. Gordo has always seemed to admire Mave from afar so we just assumed in intros that they would interact a lot, but the first few times they would greet and groom each other and then they wouldn’t interact very much after. This intro is such an improvement to their other meet ups and they spent the whole afternoon together.
Bonus photos of chimps in a comfy warm greenhouses!
Linda C says
Lol, Kelsi, you could have gone with Hall and Oates, but you went with the Offspring! Ah, youth! (though that was probably the best-and only- $7 concert of my life).
Good to see Mave being spoiled, as she’s so good to others. Thanks for all of the 6 pics!
Judy J says
What an interesting blog about intros. Beautiful pictures.
John Joseph O'Brien says
The photography and poses are awesome.
Oh wait until Mave sees shy Gordo sitting in his banana box! She’ll swoon. I didn’t realize Gordo was a shy guy. How nice they had the opportunity to spend time together today. It is so nice seeing their worlds slowly expand.
What a lovely combination….handsome Gordo and beautiful Mave. So glad they enjoyed their play date and gave us all some more wonderful photos. Are there any further combos that you want to try?
How wonderful for Mave to have Gordo as her new friend and admirer, In my vieuw they seem to have a similar sense of humor.
Great to see Mave getting a grooming for a change.
They are a cute couple! The photos – as always – are just wonderful. Gordo may be shy, but Mave can see this handsome fellow! Thank you!
Oh Mave have you found your soulmate? You have to watch out for those quite ones, they’ll steal your heart before you know it.