A newcomer in Homer's group
2015 has been a year of significant change for our chimps!
Last month, Homers' group (belonging to the Pan troglodytes troglodytes subspecies) took the place of the orangutans inside the building in order to avoid direct vision of the second chimp group through the windows or on the islands. The orangutans are now living between the two chimp groups, allowing a more peaceful cohabitation between the different groups.
In early December, Homer's group has welcomed a new female called Emma (34 years old) from Edinburgh Zoo. The transfer of Emma is part of a recommendation from the chimpanzee EEP.
For now there's still a mesh between Emma and the rest of the group. Contact is underway but progressive.
Below the video showing Emma's arrival.
To be continued...