A few weeks ago, we asked you to submit your questions for us to answer. One question that was asked a few times by different people was if the siblings spend more time with each other than those not related to them.
In case there is anybody new, there are several siblings, full and half, in the group from the Wildlife Waystation. Cy and Lucky are full siblings. Rayne and Honey B are half siblings to each other as well as to Cy and Lucky. They all share the same father: Herbie.
Dora and Gordo are also half siblings through their father: Les. Since Dora and Gordo were in the same group for several years and arrived here together, I assume the questions were based on the Herbie Clan. I will say that Dora and Gordo are great friends and spend a lot of time together.
Cy, Lucky, and Rayne arrived here last year with their group, while Honey B arrived here almost three years ago with Willy B and Mave. Though they are all related at least through their father, there is little to no indication they are aware of it. They all interact with each other at least once throughout the day in some way shape or form.
Lucky, for the most part, keeps to herself. Cy spends a lot of time keeping the group in order. Rayne is a social butterfly. Honey B interacts when and with whom she wants to interact at any given point.
Though Honey B shows the respect Cy deserves as the group’s alpha, they aren’t seen together that much. Honey B and Lucky do play with each other from time to time, but it’s not really a daily occurrence. Honey B and Rayne, on the other hand, do spend quite some time together almost every day with playing, grooming, or “mall walking.” I imagine they would be walking around their “mall” with coffees in hand if they had the chance.
Their is some physical resemblance between Honey B and Rayne, but it’s mostly if you catch them at certain angles. And if there is one thing all four of them have in common, they all can be very stubborn. (Examples: 1 & 2 ) It hasn’t been written about as much, but Rayne used to hold out when we tried to shift them out of an area early on when she first arrived. (Fingers crossed that was just a phase and I didn’t just jinx it!) Other than that, all four are very unique from one another. And ultimately, there is no difference between the time they spend with each other and the other unrelated chimpanzees.
If you still have some lingering questions, it’s never too late to submit them! You can still do so on the original post!
Rayne and Honey B:
Some bonus photos of Burrito during today’s lunch forage:
Pull it says
Ha! That’s funny that Rayne delays your efforts just like Honey B does.:smile: I’m wondering if Honey B is teaching Rayne some new tricks (Like hiding a peg in a doorway:wink:). It was interesting to hear that Cy spends most of the day managing the group. I wish I could witness that. I still have that image in my head when you said Cy was tired of Willy B carrying on one day so he flew up onto the platform and Willy B instantly “got over it” and all was well.
No matter how fascinated I am reading whatever topic is in a blog that day I am ALWAYS OVERJOYED to see Bubba doing anything he is doing. As with most followers I suspect Burrito just warms my heart and makes me smile. Thanks for the info Chad! and the bonus photos ?
I see the resemblance between Honey B and Rayne at times. Same goes for Cy and Lucky, very much so with these two. It’s interesting.
I am curious about Lucky. While you said Lucky keeps mostly to herself, and her bio notes she is close to Dora, is Lucky closest to Cy overall? (Not because they are siblings but because they are companions.) Or is Lucky really more of a loner? As time passes, I hope Lucky will feel comfortable enough to make closer connections with a few more of her group.
Thanks for breaking down who’s who with whom. And thanks for letting us see the joy that is Burrito!
I haven’t read the initial post for mall walking and it certainly sounds fun. Is there no way to search the blog? There is no mall walking categary. :o)
The Mall walking intreques me aswell…
It was mentioned in a not-to-long-ago blog; I am waiting on the video :grin::wink:
Or click on “mall walking” in red in this blog…:face_with_hand_over_mouth:
Linda C says
Maybe search for the new construction and the bray, Francoise (expansion).
Hi Francoise! Search for blog post titled “What’s Happening” in May 2022. It’s a great post by J.B. Scroll to the subtitle “Bosom Buddies”to learn about the Mall Walkers.