Monkey Update group Nyong
It has been a while, but here we are with the latest ins and outs around our monkeys.
Today I will update you about Nyongs group, that already has 16 members.
The last 2 females introduced are Kis Kis and Ningsi. Kis Kis was more easy, as she is a bit bigger and more strong then Ningsi. Kis Kis would come up for herself instead of running away.
Nyong, the alpha male is very easy and likes any new macaque we introduce to him. Some of them he really fancies, others he is ok with.
He did not fall in love with Kis Kis, but she managed work herself into the group. She just waited for contact and did not run away or got scared. This was why she was easily accepted.
Ningsi was very strong bonded with Nyong so when we introduced her to the other members, she had al his protection. The other females where very annoyed by that but did not get the chance to be mean to her, because Nyong would let them know they were not allowed.
Ningsi is a very stressed monkey, she showed a lot of stereotypical behaviour when she arrived. It all ready decreased a lot, but in new situations she would fall back into old patrons. We saw this during her introduction but now after she is fully accepted she is doing much better. Many of the young ones like her, but she doesn’t know what to do yet, and gets nervous when they jump around her. But she is learning every day a bit more. Before I moved her to the big group she was in a sub group with Rizky, Rico and Susan for a couple of weeks where she learned some social skills she can use now in the group.
I think within a week she will be completely fine and relaxed. She already snuggles up in the night with the others, so only working on the day time.
We are proud of our group of 16, as macaques can be very difficult to introduce to each other and the more you have in a group, the more troubles you get. But by doing daily observations we get to know their characters so well, so we know witch monkey would be good for witch group.
The group is very healthy and playful and the swimming pool is still their favourite attraction. On a daily base they have there swimming, jumping, playing hours where the run around, swing in tires and dive into the pool. Its hilarious to watch them.
It’s a bit colder up here in the mountains, so they wait till the sun is very bright so they can dry in a row after their pool party’s.
This week Oni, our little bit difficult male monkey will be introduced to the group. We think Nyong might be friendly enough to take this inpatient little guy under his wings.
We will keep you updated.
Bye for now from our little monkey faces!