9th October 2012
The older male was enticed to follow Nora, who he found irresistible, into one of the pens, and the younger male, too young for girls yet, soon got bored on his own and went into the pen the following day.
We still had Butch and Hobo on their own, following the big bust up (see blog dated 14th May 2012) so the plan was to get them to pal up with Butch as these males are much younger and Butch wouldn't view them as a threat yet. With the help of a mild sedative, Butch took their introduction into his pen with no problems, and now can be seen giving them welcome cuddles, so for now at least, all is well. The new boys are named Cassidy and Sundance.
Several of the monkeys have developed bare patches of fur, so Basanti took a trip with John to the vets for tests and samples to be taken. She loves to go out in the car and sits quietly in the passenger seat watching the world pass- bye.