We’ve had requests from several of our supporters to see more pictures of Gaura one of our younger chimps. Gaura arrived at Tacugama just after we started blogging with Wildlife Direct (over 4 years ago now!!) and so became known to many of you very quickly. This is what he looked like all that time ago – wearing pyjamas to keep him warm as he was so small and thin.
Always a very sweet natured chimp he quickly became friends with Tombo, a young female who arrived after Gaura, they became almost inseparable once they were introduced after her quarantine period. These YouTube clips are a lovely reminder of their first meeting:
It’s hard to believe that four years have flown by since Tombo and Gaura first met. Now part of a bigger group of 14 chimps they still remain the closest of companions. Their group is in the process of being moved to a larger enclosure where it’s easier for us to take photos so hopefully you’ll see more of them on the blog in the coming months. Here’s a few photos we took last week for you to enjoy.