Definitely this is a busy time in Tacugama. With so many new arrivals in a short period of time and the condition in which they arrived, the caregivers and the vet are very occupied.
We are happy to report that Salva is recovering well. Dr. Rosa has sedated him three times to treat his wounds and they are healing well. He has a healthy appetite and for the last three days he has started to accept milk for which he now cries. He is still not allowing us to touch him but accepts food from our hand. I can’t start to imagine how much Salva has endured to be that scared of people.
Mac is growing very fond of his hammock and loves to have naps in it. He is putting on weight, but that is not surprising if you saw the amount of food he can wolf down!
Finally we got pictures of Tombo climbing instead of hugging! And she can climb!!! So high and fast that we were concerned she might lose her step! But she did not and now really enjoys her exercise sessions.
Gaura is now a big boy and at any chance he will display, beating his feet on the bench. We are thinking of enlisting him for tap dance classes! Unfortunately, he is still in one of the quarantine cages, as the next area he should go to is full (20 chimps) and we are waiting to raise enough money to built a new enclosure. It is sad because he loves climbing so much! And the situation will be the same for when Tombo, Mac and Salva have completed their quarantine period!
Urgent is now getting much more used to her new home and becoming very playful. It’s almost impossible to get a picture of her – the one below is the best we can get. We have to sneak up before she spots the camera and pushes it away.