It was all pant hoots and excitement from our residents- the chimps, immediately they accessed the new enrichment facilities at the island. This was after a few hours wait, when the team worked tirelessly in constructing swings.
Through our collaboration with the three Yokohama zoos; Zoorasia, Nogoyema and Kanazawa. The three Japanese experts that spend three weeks working and training the UWEC staff came along with over 45 kilograms of horse pipes.
Aware that chimps like spending time in trees, we used the pipes to make swings in their day holding facility. We are happy to report that, our chimps are now eager to leave the holding facility for the island every morning. We think that the excitement to swing and bi-pedal along the fire horse is what is driving them into the new behavior.
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