Move in our chimp group (part 5)
Seeing that the protected contact between Bamia and the other members of the group didn't give rise to any concerns, we decided to introduce her to Lily and Sanaga quite quickly. We first thought we would wait two days longer before adding Homer to the females, time for the girls to establish a relationship.
But Homer vocalized so much during the female introduction that we eventually let him join them after only a few minutes.
The video below doesn't show any aggressive behaviour. The chimpanzees are reassuring themselves but none seems particularly stressed with the new situation. A very successful introduction!