Amazon

Amazon

Some chimpanzees prefer human contact to chimpanzee interaction when they first come to the sanctuary. Such was the case for Amazon. Amazon always walked alongside her favourite caretakers rather than other chimps. While charming, this behaviour is not a healthy sign. Consequently, caregivers continue to coax her into playing with the other chimps in the forest.

As Amazon became increasingly socialized, she has formed a close friendship with Lemba, an older female. The two chimps can spend hours grooming each other.

Amazon also loves to run through puddles and play with mud when it rains!

 

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Photo credits: Fernando Turmo