For you, today, an update on little Kimo and Santa (Mapima). Both as you will see are doing fine and still stay with us at home.
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January is the rainiest month of the year and the prevent any flu or other bronchial diseases, both do stay inside their play room most of the time and enjoy running in the garden when the sun is shining.
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Yesterday, Kimo decided to run away with the gardener’s brush and didn’t want to give it back.
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Santa is doing very well. She gained on weight and eats well. The wound she had at her right hand is completely finished and it seems little Santa/Mapima has settled down. She now doesn’t mind to stay with women any more and is a real sweetheart!!!
Kimo is still under treatment and progress is hardly noticeable. At some times he collapses as if arms and legs don’t get the message fast enough from the brain…
If you look on top Kimo’s phalanges and athis knees, there is no hair…this is mainly because (1) Kimo very often walks on his wrists and not on his phalanges (knuckle-walking) and (2) because he regularly falls on his knees…
Josefine left a few days ago. She worked nearly two months with these two little ones and has gained confidence and experience with chimpanzee babies. Josefine also was terribly sad and now I understand why:
… once you meet Kimo, he steals your heart…