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.2012.09.01 - 2012.10.31
The 115th day2012.09.06
Candy is now exposed to 17 new friends in a line. She will have four group mates living with her in the same enclosure; eight other Chimpanzees next door on her right led by Hope, and another five-member group led by Konan in the far-right enclosure. We thought that Candy suddenly might become scared of so many other Chimpanzees around but in the other hand she might not be surprised at all! Rather, she will enjoy interacting with a variety of new characters in other groups. Soon we will find out!
The 148th day2012.10.09
The 150th day2012.10.11
There is a pond, shaped like a canal with live fish swimming in this outdoor enclosure, an additional feature that Candy encountered. First she looked closely at the surface of the slow-flowing water, then drank some of it. She landed her hands on the opposite shore of the canal, and she stayed in that position for a while as if she was pondering whether she could leap it. Then she jumped over the canal carefully and rather fast. Candy recognized well that sinking into water was dangerous; perhaps she still remembers of her early years spent in the wild.
The 159th day2012.10.20