February 07, 2014
Now at 6 months, Kaija is already incredibly mobile. He’s progressed from clinging to Kwera’s belly to riding on her back, and he is constantly exploring his environment while toddling about unsteadily on two legs, or crawling on all fours. He’s also become more vocally active, graduating from baby coos to joining in on pant-hoots and pant grunting to approaching males.
Despite his impressive development, there are still times where we’re reminded of just how small he still is: when exploring tree climbing on his own, Kaija recently looked shocked to find himself at the height of 3 meters. His whimpers brought a hasty Kwera running to his aide, and she, along with sisters Karibu and Karo, immediately began to groom away his distress.
Highlights from 2017
February 08, 2018
Powering the forest walk with a Rolex
December 24, 2017
Reducing the threat of snares in the Budongo Forest
July 08, 2016
Using forest research to inform chimpanzee conservation in Budongo
May 26, 2016
Providing alternative livelihoods to forest dependent communities
April 15, 2016