Introduction of a new female gorilla – Part. 3
After a successful introduction to our silverback, Naomi met our two females and our 2 years-old baby male.
Despite obvious tension within our dominant female and Naomi, these first contacts went quite well even if we noticed some (soft) agonistic behavior. Our youngest female, who was already very curious towards Naomi during the protected contacts through the wire mesh, has been repeatedly seeking for close contact. For now, Naomi has refused any contact with her and even exhibits a few signs of annoyance when she comes a bit too close.
Our baby gorilla is the only one allowed to closely approach Naomi: she’s really gentle when he comes nearby and tries to touch her.