Introduction of a new gorilla female – Part. 2
Naomi was first released alone to the inside enclosure to become familiar with the place and without any stress caused by another individual.
Then she has been progressively introduced to our silverback: during a few tens of minutes, then during 1 hour and then during several hours.
Some rough physical contacts were observed but the situation got back to a low and acceptable stress level quite quickly. Naomi is now in regular contact with the male each morning. No significant excessive tension has been noticed even if each individual keeps its distance, a classic behavior between adult male and female gorillas. The other individuals will be progressively added, once the relationship with the silverback is strengthened.