Hi friends of J.A.C.K
Today, I’ll update on PASA, the “naked” chimp which arrived one year ago and which has been presented to the main group ran by Mwisho, our young alpha.
The first presentations went well. Remember, I told you the other members of the group took care of Pasa…
But it was clear Pasa showed signs of fear each time Mwisho came close to him. Pasa shouted, cried regularly. There were even days Pasa refused to go in the outside main enclosure.
Mwisho didn’t appreciate Pasa’s behaviour and one day beat him up. Twice the alpha male bit the face of the little one but this didn’t make Pasa change his mind. On the contrary: Pasa got more and more afraid of the dominant chimp and refused to go into the open air enclosure.
A decision had to be taken urgently: Pasa was living too much pressure and started losing weight.
Therefore, we decided to isolate the young chimpanzee: 1/ to heal his wounds and 2/ to feed him as Pasa had stopped eating…
Today, a new chance has been given to baby Pasa: to join Tika, Joma and Elia, 3 young chimps who will be introduced into the main group as they have completed their quarantine period. Franck and I do believe that if Pasa goes back into the main group along with his elder mates, he will feel less insecure….
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Let’s cross our fingers…