After almost 16 years of being alone, Bazou met this morning with another male chimpanzee. With his eight years of age, Bankim is much younger than Bazou, but he is much more robust. His head is bigger, his arms are stronger and his fur looks healthier. Next to Bankim, Bazou looks like a concentration camp survivor and that is not far from the truth.
The introduction went very well. Almost immediately the two started playing. Bazou was a bit nervous, but he was laughing at the same time. Bankim initiated play wrestle and touched Bazou everywhere. That must be strange for Bazou, because his body has not been touched for so many years. He just kept on laughing. When Bankim became a bit bored it was Bazou who initiated the play, pulling Benkim’s foot.
We are very happy with this first introduction. It gives us hope for the future of Bazou. We will keep you informed about the progress.
Best wishes, Simone