Young friend Bihati left us a few days ago. She was waiting for the team and for Roxane to come to tell them goodbye before falling into a deep coma. It’s a 15 cm big tumour that took Bihati from us. Roxane held her hand till her last breath. All Bihati’s friends shouted and best friend Maya made sounds we had never heard before. As if she could feel Bihati had gone… Very touching moments 🙁
Because we can’t find the words to expressour sadness, wemade a small video in honour of Bihati.
Bihati, we will ALWAYS love YOU!
Many hanks again to all the Friends who helped Bihati. And also many, many thanks to 3 wonderful people who followed Bihati closely and who had precious advice: Sheri Speed, Estelle Ralballand and Thalita Calvi. It was great working with the 3 of you!
VIDEO OF THE WEEK – Bright and sunny weather this morning and the chimps had their breakfast on their playgrounds. Today, they had banana leaves as enrichment and Tika sat with some members of his group. Not all were allowed to eat with him… Tika is the boss!
As mentioned yesterday, flu has started at JACK in the Nursery group and young female Bapu isn’t doing well at all…. she’s breathing badly, is feverish and refuses any food… Please, send her all your positive thoughts and prayers…Bapu really needs us all! Thank you for HER!
VIDEO OF THE WEEK – it has been raining for days now and the chimps have flu. Thanks to our team, the chimps are getting all the care and attention they need. Today, before they all get their warm tea/milk, it’s Papa Jeremi who is giving the chimps their different medications (cough syrups, antibiotics, vitamins) mixed with honey…
VIDEO OF THE WEEK – Elia loves the socks we set as enrichment items:filled with treats (peanuts, raisins), the chimps first eat what is inside and Elia collects the old socks to play with or to wear them on…
VIDEO OF THE WEEK – Chimpanzees wadge in order to extract nutrients from fibrous foods. They sometimes masticate their food for hours and then spit the dry wadge out or use it as a spunge to collect water… baby Tommy seems to be an expert !
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