On May 15th 2012 three chimpanzees have been transferred to Kumamoto Sanctuary.
On May 15th 2012 three chimpanzees have been transferred from a Japanese pharmaceutical company to Kumamoto Sanctuary, Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University.
Their names are: a female Candy and two males Musashi and Shoubou.
They were captured in the wild and then taken to Japan when they were only infants.
Ever since, now for 30 years they have lived in small indoor cages, isolated from each other until this transfer took place.
In their new home at Kumamoto Sanctuary, They can see the blue sky, step onto the ground and touch, laugh and even fight with their new group mates again three decades later.
Please join us through this report and see how they are gradually returning to be more natural, more social, like real chimpanzees' life enriched.
The prequel of this report is HERE(Click!). We hope you enjoy reading it.2012.08.01 - 2012.08.31
The 79th day2012.08.01
He often ended up chasing his newly introduced mates, simply because he was scared of them but then ended up screaming when they retaliated. Same sequence repeated again when he was let together with Shirou today. At first Musashi was friendly to Shirou but soon he began chasing him around. Shirou had no other option than to retaliate. He bit into Musashi's arm gently. Musashi lost. He stopped chasing. Musashi acted awkward for a while. Shirou came closer to him, they embraced each other and repaired the relationship. Shortly, they began playing. Although Musashi remained somewhat scared even after the reconciliation, he seemed to be really relieved today. We felt satisfied with his smile!
The 85th day2012.08.07
A "make no sense fight" like this sometimes happens in chimpanzees' society. Shirou agreed to support Musashi. They formed alliances.That was the only reason Shirou chased George. Musashi, with the help of Shirou had a chance to share victory over George! This was a memorable day! Musashi proved that his chimpanzee-spirit is alive! He, though with major help form Shirou "won" a fight for the first time.
The 101st, 102nd day2012.08.23, 24
Oumu is 36 years old. She is a small female chimpanzee. Her front teeth are almost missing. So Oumu was let together with Candy today because we had predicted that Oumu couldn't injure Candy severely. When Oumu and Candy met, Oumu chased Candy in the enclosure, however, Candy quickly offered her friendship with clear gestures. They inspected each other's rumps for reconciliation. Now, Candy is getting along well with four other chimpanzees.