It’s been a busy week for our new Bornean orangutan, Djimat, who has not only been exploring his new home, but also met Jazz and Sprout yesterday too and introductions couldn’t have gone better!
The 33-year-old arrived from Denmark last Thursday, as part of an international conservation programme and staff are thrilled with how well he’s settled in.
Upper Primates Section Leader, Pat Stevens said: “Djimat has settled really well and is starting to respond to keepers and we’ve quickly discovered he likes his comfort, food and sleep!
“For the last few days, we kept the girls apart from Djimat, although they were all able to see each other through an internal door, but their integration together couldn’t have gone better.”
Jazz, 29, greeted Djimat immediately, while ten-year-old Sprout initially kept her distance from the new boy, before gaining confidence to get closer and it wasn’t long until all three were tucking into breakfast and keepers reported positive interactions between them throughout the day.
The trio will be given access to the outdoor area together from today and hopefully we may have baby orangutans in the not-too-distant future, so watch this space!